Hall Garth Community Arts College was a secondary school in Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England.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.In 2000, it became a performing arts school and, in 2007, was renamed to Hall Garth Community Arts College from Hall Garth School.Fatal stabbing incidentHall Garth was the scene of a fatal stabbing, on 28 March 1994, when Stephen Wilkinson burst in to a maths class room 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. A school memorial garden was opened for Nikki, in March 2004.Anti-bullying initiativesThe 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.ClosureHall Garth Community Arts College and King's Manor School formally closed in 2010 and were replaced with Oakfields Community College.
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