June 10, 2023

Three governors at a high public college have resigned over its dealing with of a sexual misconduct allegation, the Day by day Mail can reveal.

Parliamentary requirements commissioner Kathryn Stone, a former police chief and a high felony regulation barrister, stop after Repton Faculty declined to sack a trainer regardless of the declare made by a former pupil.

The Derbyshire college, the place boarders pay greater than £40,000 a yr and which counts Roald Dahl and Jeremy Clarkson amongst its alumni, mentioned its dealing with of the matter has been backed up by two professional unbiased critiques.

However a letter written by Sue Fish, former chief constable of Nottinghamshire, to the chairman of governors, Mark Shires, mentioned she had no possibility however to resign as a result of trainer’s continued employment.

The doc, seen by the Mail, mentioned the choice means the varsity’s ‘safeguarding of pupils previous, current and future is now in jeopardy and lacks credibility’.

Repton has strongly denied this in a row which comes after a separate case wherein a former trainer was jailed for seven years and 11 months in March for abusing pupils on the college within the Nineties.

Three governors have resigned after Repton Faculty (pictured) declined to sack a trainer who has admitted fees of indecent assault

Simon Clague, 55, admitted fees of indecent assault. He had intimate relationships with three teenage ladies, Derby Crown Courtroom heard.

Repton mentioned it was ‘profoundly sorry’ for failing to guard his victims, including any former pupils seeking to contact the establishment ‘will likely be taken extraordinarily significantly’.

This prompted one to allege a trainer nonetheless there had engaged in sexual exercise with two associates at about the identical time.

It’s understood the previous pupil didn’t title these associates, was not keen to talk formally to the police and the varsity acquired no additional proof.

Mrs Fish claims the trainer’s recordsdata revealed ‘an appalling catalogue’ of alleged previous misconduct. It’s understood Repton felt the allegations to which she referred have been unsubstantiated rumours that had been absolutely investigated.

The varsity can be thought to have thought of any threat to pupils and authorized recommendation suggesting dismissal could be illegal.

The third governor who resigned was Tim Hannam QC. He and Mrs Stone didn’t reply to requests for remark and Mrs Fish declined to remark additional.