1 Apr 2021

Boarding school Ampleforth College initially failed to pass on abuse allegations to authorities

North of England Correspondent

One of England’s most prestigious boarding schools has confirmed to this programme that it initially failed to pass on details about allegations of serious peer to peer sexual abuse to the relevant authorities.

Channel 4 News has learnt that the allegations, involving students at Ampleforth College and alleged perpetrators from outside the school, were not raised with the police until after a review of school records.

The revelations come as the government’s new phone line for reporting abuse went live today after thousands of students posted their own accounts of abuse on a website.