Moving Schools Is not always the answer
You might think that it would be a good idea to move to a new school if you're being bullied but the reality is that there is bullying in all schools, although some deal with it better than others.
All the best schools are already full and if you think that you will get preferential treatment to get into a good school because you're being bullied, or because you're staying at home due to bullying, then that isn't the case.
You may end up being allocated to a less popular school and less popular often means poorer exam results and discipline problems.
There are often long waiting lists for the best schools and although your parents can appeal to the local council for a place, there's no guarantee you would get one.
Other things to consider are:
- The new school may be further away and inconvenient and expensive to get to
- The cost of the new uniform
- It may be difficult to settle into a class where everyone already has friends
- The school may use a different exam board so the coursework could be different
- The bullies may have friends at the new school