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Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013 to the present:

How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and primary schools separately.

Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school premises).

How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor to the school.

How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

How many times have police been called to schools to deal with incidents involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

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From: Andy Buckwell [mailto:[FOI #560291 email]]
Sent: 13 March 2019 13:26
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Knives in Schools

 

Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following
information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013
to the present:

How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your
schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and
primary schools separately.

Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession
of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school
premises).

How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons
in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can you
specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor
to the school.

In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can you
specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor
to the school.

How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on
school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

How many times have police been called to schools to deal with incidents
involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could
contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

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From: Andy Buckwell [mailto:[FOI #560291 email]]
Sent: 13 March 2019 13:26
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Knives in Schools

 

Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following
information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013
to the present:

How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your
schools in each year from 2013 to present?

In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary schools and
primary schools separately.

Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the possession
of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on school
premises).

How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive weapons
in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period. Can you
specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor
to the school.

In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment. Can you
specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or a teacher, or visitor
to the school.

How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on
school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

How many times have police been called to schools to deal with incidents
involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could
contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

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Dear Requester

 

Further to your recent FOI enquiry, having completed my enquiries, please
see response(s) highlighted in blue below.

 

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FOI RESPONSE:

 

London Borough of Bromley (LBB) does not hold this information and
therefore advises that you please contact individual schools.  Please see
link below, which we hope is helpful in your enquiries, as it offers
contact details for all schools within Bromley:

 

Link:  [1]Schools and Colleges

 

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We trust this completes your FOI enquiry which has now been closed.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Regards

 

 

 

 

FOI Co-ordinator

Education, Care and Health Services

London Borough of Bromley

[2]www.bromley.gov.uk

 

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From: Andy Buckwell [mailto:[FOI #560291 email]]
Sent: 13 March 2019 13:26
To: FOI requests at Bromley Borough Council
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Knives in Schools

 

Dear Education Authority,

I am making a Freedom of Information request for the following
information.

Can you provide answers to the following questions for each year from 2013
to the present:

1. How many knives or similar offensive weapons have been seized in your
schools in each year from 2013 to present?

 
  ·         In your answer can you please provide figures for secondary
schools and primary schools separately.

·         Can you also specify whether the knife was found to be in the
possession of a boy or girl and their age, or neither (ie discarded on
school premises).

 
2. How many injuries have been caused by knives or similar offensive
weapons in secondary schools and primary schools in the same period?

·         Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or
a teacher, or visitor to the school.

 
3. In how many of these has the victim required hospital treatment?

·         Can you specify the age of the victim and whether a pupil or
a teacher, or visitor to the school.

 
4. How many pupils have been excluded for possession or use of a knife on
school premises in each year from 2013 to present?

 
5. How many times have police been called to schools to deal with
incidents involving pupil behaviour in each year from 2013 to present?

 

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful of you could
contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise
and assist requesters.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Buckwell

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[FOI #560291 email]
Is [Bromley Borough Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Bromley Borough Council? If so, please contact us using this
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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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