A MOTHER has removed her child from a school after she says it failed to tackle bullying which has gone on for five years.
Christine Allen, of Angel Lane in Hayes, is the mother of 11-year-old Trevyne, who attends Wood End Park Community Primary School in Judge Heath Lane, Hayes.
She says over the last two years the bullying has got progressively worse, where incidents have involved Trevyne's hair being pulled as well as the youngster being repeatedly kicked and punched.
Miss Allen and her family are now moving to Cornwall.
Miss Allen said: "The last straw was when my daughter came home with marks all down her leg because she'd been jabbed with a pencil by a boy.
"She had about 20 holes in her tights and I can't understand how it can happen that many times without a teacher doing anything about it."
On July 23, we told the story of Tara Stewart of Botwell Crescent, Hayes, who has also removed her daughter, Emily Walters, from the school, after she said bullying went on unresolved for four years.
Liz Dove, headteacher at Wood End Park said in a statement: "We work extremely hard at Wood End Park Community School, with all staff consistently monitoring behaviour and following a successful system we have in place that deals with any problems immediately.
"I am disappointed that this parent feels that their child has not been helped to settle within the school, and would like to reassure other parents that we take any allegations of this kind extremely seriously, pro-actively dealing with any issues or problems that children may have.
"We are committed to providing children with a happy and successful education and we receive much positive feedback from parents and children about how much they enjoy their time at Wood End Park."
Pauline Nixon, head of access and inclusion for Hillingdon Council said: "We, along with all schools in the borough, take any form of bullying extremely seriously.
"The council has a good track record of working with schools to tackle the problem of bullying and work together to ensure that all children and young people feel safe and supported and are provided with the best possible education."