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Recent coverage of St James and the Inquiry

14/3/06 Channel 4 News
Schools abuse inquiry: Children abused and criminally assaulted at two English private schools run by an educational charity - or is it a cult? Channel 4's social affairs correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports on the Townend Inquiry which revealed a history of ‘criminal assault’ and mental and physical mistreatment of children at the St James and St Vedast schools.
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20/1/06 London Evening Standard
"Teachers hit and kicked pupils" Pupils were systematically beaten by teachers at a group of “cult” independent schools, an inquiry has revealed. Children at one of the St James Independent Schools, then in Kensington, were targeted between 1975 and 1985 by teachers “unable to control tempers”. A barrister has found boys were punched, kicked and “thrown around”. Police say no investigation would be launched without individuals coming forward. (Page 10)

 

20/1/06 Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette
"Inquiry into pupil claims" Internet chatroom led to probe into events in 1970s and 1980s. An inquiry called by a private school into alleged past mistreatment of pupils has found that some had been subjected to unreasonable punishments.
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20/1/06 Teddington & Hampton Times
"School admits past abuse" The governors of St James' Independent Schools have apologised unreservedly after a report stated some pupils had been assaulted by teachers in its early years.
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20/1/06 Richmond & Twickenham Times
"Assaults on pupils were harsh and criminal" The governors of St James' Independent Schools have apologised unreservedly after a report stated some pupils had been assaulted by teachers in its early years.
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19/1/06 Kensington & Chelsea News
"10 Years of abuse" Inquiry finds pupils at independent school were assaulted. An inquiry has found that pupils at an independent school suffered 10 years of criminal assault at the hands of teachers.
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19/1/06 Times Education Supplement (TES)
"Inquiry reveals culture of violence" Police launch investigation into independent school following accusations of assault on former pupils. One of the last private schools in the UK to ban the cane has been criticised after an independent inquiry found evidence of repeated "criminal" assaults on pupils.
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