The school for bullied and traumatised children

Warren Fyfe

A 2011 report estimated that over 77,000 children are absent from school where bullying is given as a reason. So what do you do if you’re so badly bullied you have to leave your school? Some children come to a place like this, the Red Balloon Centre in Cambridge. Produced and filmed by: Rob Brown [...]

The teachers who pay cash to keep their pupils in school

Warren Fyfe

One in ten pupils are persistently absent from school in England, and this school in south London is trying to do something about it. The teachers are donating money from their own pockets to keep their pupils in school. But does it work? Produced and filmed by Aaron Akinyemi and Andrew Efah Produced and edited [...]

‘School’s dead, it’s the same lessons every day’

Warren Fyfe

Why might a child or young person not attend school? Some of the reasons might not be what you expect. BBC Stories took to the streets to ask the question and speak directly to people who have skipped school. Produced and filmed by: Rob Brown, India Rakusen, Emily France, Bryony MacKenzie, Douglas Marshall. Edited by: [...]