553. Chetham’s School of Music
Chetham’s School of Music is a day and boarding school located in Manchester. It is a school for special gifted students with interest in music. Many of the students are in need of the approval of the teachers and some teachers took benefit of their power and abused students.
After a former student came forward and testified a teacher and his wife were convicted. However the defense attacked the victim in such a degree during the trial that the victim committed suicide.
An article names the school a kind of cult and we have to ask ourselves if it is a fun place to be as a teenager.
- rances Andrade: A culture of abuse, denial and cover-up (The Daily Telegraph)
- Chetham’s School of Music abuse inquiry: Charges against ex-teacher dropped (BBC)
- How Chetham’s teacher groomed pupil for abuse: ‘He made me feel like it was my fault’ (The Guardian)