Hall Garth Community Arts College
|Hall Garth Community Arts College|
|Department for Education URN||111722 Tables|
|Age||11 to 16|
The students of the school came from areas with higher than average levels of socio-economic deprivation. The number of students from minority ethnic groups, and those with learning difficulties and disabilities, were well above average.
Fatal stabbing incident
Hall Garth was the scene of a fatal stabbing, on 28 March 1994, when Stephen Wilkinson burst into a maths classroom and stabbed several children including 12-year-old Nikki Conroy who died from her injuries. In October 2003 a permanent police presence was established on site. Wilkinson was subsequently convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to indefinite detention at a psychiatric hospital. A school memorial garden was opened for Nikki, in March 2004.
The school established several initiatives in order to tackle bullying. The students made a video of an anti-bullying theatre performance in December 2004. Then in May 2005 the school hired an anti-bullying co-ordinator and set up a peer support group of older pupils.
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