585. Christ’s Hospital boarding school
Founded in 1552 the boarding school was the first so-called Bluecoat School, which is a boarding school where children from families who do not have the income which is normally necessary in order to send a child to a boarding school with high standards. However as it has been the case with a large number of boarding schools also Christ’s Hospital boarding school have been forced to look into possible sexual abuse forced upon the students.
One thing is to wear clothes which is totally outdated daily to honor some kind of bizarre customs but another is to be quiet about being the victim of sexual abuse because you know that this could be the only chance at a shot on a proper education.
It cannot be fun to be student under those circumstances.
- Four former teachers at Sussex school charged with sexual offences (The Guardian)
- Bluecoat School (Wikipedia)
- Three held over Christ’s Hospital boarding school abuse claims (Sky News)