Top girls’ school sex claims
A TOP private girls’ school has found itself at the centre of a sex abuse scandal after asking former pupils to contribute to a project about harassment.
Two alumnae of St Paul’s Girls’ School in west London have come forward to say they were abused in the 1970s and 1990s. The claims came to light as the drama department began developing a piece of documentary theatre which is due to be performed at the Edinburgh festival fringe next year. The two complainants have not yet identified any alleged perpetrators.
The high mistress of the £24,000-a-year school, Sarah Fletcher, has written to them asking if they are prepared to identify them.
She has promised the school will do ‘all we can to support’ potential victims.