Is why those who can afford it send their kids to schools where a love of learning doesn't come with a trip to hospital thrown in.
"I was really pleased to get the awards and my name was called out in assembly," said Danielle Price, who had to have a gash to her eyelid glued together in hospital and needed treatment for cuts.
"But as I was on morning break I was lured over by a group of older girls.
"I thought they were going to congratulate me but I was jumped on from behind and my neck was grabbed.
"I was battered in the face by this girl - I was terrified.
"My nose was bleeding, my eyelid was split and all my eyes were swollen up. It should have been one of my best days in school but I spent the rest of the day in hospital."