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This page provides useful links under the categories listed to the left and in the grey title boxes. To view an external weblink click on the 'click here' text at the bottom of each entry. If a weblink is not working you can find out the address of the website by right clicking on the 'click here' and selecting 'properties'.

St James Independent Schools, London ................................................................................................. Top

The St James Independent Schools

Website of the St James Schools Click here

The Townend Inquiry

Website of the inquiry including the governors’ and schools’ response Click here

CHANNEL 4 News report

Channel 4 News feature on St James Schools and the SES. Social Affairs correspondent Victoria Macdonald interviews former pupils who were abused as well as the current headteacher and a representative from the SES.(2006)

 

 

 

Press coverage of the inquiry

Web links to newspaper coverage of the Townend Inquiry posted on other pages of this site. Click here

Nicholas Debenham & corporal punishment links

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Video clips of Mr Debenham on BBC 'Newsnight' - reporter Mark Mardell visits St James (c.1996)

 

 

Newspaper report and interview with Debenham “allegations of excessive caning” at St James were “being investigated by Government Schools Inspectors” (24 October 1989) Click here

 

"Love must come first but caning works, says head" in the Daily Telegraph (30 October 1996) Click here

 

"Caring headteacher who believes beating can be good for his boys" in The Independent newspaper. (30 October 1996) Click here

 

"Few still cling to discredited stick" in the Times newspaper (30 October 1996) Click here

 

CORPUN: Website devoted to the study of corporal punishment Over 2,000 pages of factual documentation and resources on corporal punishment around the world. Click here

The Independent Education Association Ltd

Web link to IEA on the UK Charity Commission website. The IEA are the proprietors of the St James Independent Schools, UK registered charity number 270156 Click here
The 7th Form

Website of the official St James and St Vedast former pupils association. The 7th Form is a division of the Independent Education Association Ltd Click here

Discussion forum on St James & St Vedast schools

Lively internet forum and discussion board. ‘Experiences of St James / St Vedast” thread - mainly postings of former pupils about their time at the schools Click here

Press archive

Web archive of media, press and publications at www.ses-resources.info including the London Evening Standard articles from 1983.Click here

The ‘Secret Cult” (Peter Hounam & Andrew Hogg)

Book published in 1985  detailing their investigation into the School of Economic Science (SES): Chapter on St James and St Vedast Click here

St James ‘sister’ schools in the UK and around the world........................................kkkk./.................. Top

St James ‘sister’ schools

The locations of the St James sister schools in the UK and around the world (from the website of the Erasmus School in Melbourne)  Click here

Plato children’s school – mistreatment of pupils

Link to translation of Dutch newspaper reports about mistreatment of pupils at the school. Click here

The School of Economic Science (SES / SoES) in the UK....................................................................... Top

SES

Website of the School of Economic Science Click here

SES branches in the UK

Link to locations of SES branches across the UK and  their websites Click here

SES-resources.info

Web archive of media, press and publications about  the School of Economic Science (SES) and related organisations worldwide Click here

Advaita Vedanta

Online encyclopedia link on Advaita Vedanta – one of the sources of the SES ‘philosophy’ Click here

Vasudevananda Saraswati

Web links relating to Vasudevananda Saraswati, successor to Shri Santana Saraswati the original “guru” for the SES who died in 1997. Click here

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The Education Renaissance Trust (ERT)

Website of the Education Renaissance Trust. The ERT promote the SES approach to children’s education around the world. UK registered charity number 1062479/0.Click here

Web link to ERT on the UK Charity Commission website. Click here

The Lucca Leadership Trust

Website of the Trust.  The Trusts’ board members are largely from the SES including the Chair, David Boddy. The aim of the Trust is to “teach young people between the ages of 16-28 from all nations of the world, how to lead positive transformation for the benefit of their societies. UK registered charity number 1100685. Click here

The Jyotirnidhi Nyasa Trust

The trust supports the work of Vasudevananda Saraswati, successor to Shri Shantananda Saraswati the original “guru” for the SES who died in 1997. UK Registered charity number 1075831. Web link to the Trust on the UK Charity Commission website. Click here

SES ‘sister’ organisations around the world........................................................................................... Top

SES around the world

The names, locations and web addresses of SES ‘sister’ organizations in 16 countries around the world (from the SES website) Click here

Belgian parliament report on cults 1987

Section in English on the Belgium SES Click here

Melbourne SES

Discussion thread on “why are they dead” forum about the Melbourne adult School Click here

Education and other related links............................................................................................................. Top

The UK Department for Education and Skills

DfES website link Click here

Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Website of ISC which represent the interests of the independent education sector and schools. ISC is responsible for the induction and recruitment of teaching staff. Click here

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

Website of ISI which operates on behalf of Ofsted and is responsible for improving the quality and standards of education and childcare in independent educational establishments. Click here

Ofsted

Website of Ofsted the responsible for the inspection and regulation of schools and other educational and care establishments in the UK. Click here

UK Charity Commission

Website of the official regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales.Click here
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Cult Information Centre

Website of the Cult Information Centre, London Click here

FAIR

Website of Family Action Information & Resource, UK Click here

Freedom of Mind Resource Center

Website of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, USA. Click here

Child welfare links....................................................................................................................................... Top

NSPCC

Website of the NSPCC, the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. It has statutory powers that enable it to take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse. Click here

Office of the Children’s Commissioner, England

Website of the new UK Children’s Commissioner’ – whose function is to “promote awareness of views, needs, rights and interests of children and young people, so as to raise their profile and improve their lives and well-being”. Click here

 

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