ISLEWORTH (MIDDLESEX, ENGLAND)
November 27, 2020
By Tim Bake
The school was previously criticised by an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in 2018.
A £36,000-a-year Catholic boarding school has been banned from admitting new students following “serious” failings on safeguarding and leadership standards.
Ampleforth College, which was previously criticised by an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in 2018, was found to have “prioritised the monks and their own reputation over the protection of children”.
The Department for Education (DfE) sent a letter to the North Yorkshire school’s proprietor on Friday as part of an enforcement action.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson told the school to stop accepting new pupils to “safeguard the education and well-being of children”.
The letter raised concerns from multiple inspection reports dating from 2016 onwards, and said the institution had failed to meet safeguarding and leadership standards.
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