A MUM has hit out at a schools failure to act after her daughter was so badly bullied she needed hospital treatment.
Tabitha Ellam, of Slaithwaite, claims she contacted Colne Valley High School on numerous occasions after her daughter Sabrina was allegedly racially abused, mugged and assaulted.
But she claimed headteacher Carol Gormley failed to call her back for more than a month, the problems escalated and her 12-year-old daughter Sabrina Pollock was punched in the face, leaving her concussed and with a suspected broken jaw.
Now the angry mother is moving her daughter to a new school.
The news comes after Colne Valley Specialist Arts College sparked outrage among parents after their children were given after-school detentions for forgetting rubbers and pencil sharpeners last week.
The Slaithwaite mum-of-four said: Sabrina had always been very academic and loved going to school.
When she started at Colne Valley in September, there were problems of bullying.
She was mugged on the bus somebody stole her mobile phone and tried to rip off her coat and then on another occasion she was racially abused.
It was very shocking to hear a child calling Sabrina these horrific names, it was so confusing for her.
We were immediately in touch with several teachers and the Additional Educational Needs team.
The boy who abused her was simply made to write a letter to say sorry and we were told that the pupil who stole her phone had cried when questioned by teachers.
The approach to bullying at the school is so relaxed, it is awful.
After Christmas, it continued and after discussing it for quite sometime we realised just how uncomfortable Sabrina was at the school.
We decided our only option was to move schools.