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Lets take a look at the boarding school that British politician Nick Clegg attended as a child; Caldicott School
Caldicott Preparatory School was founded in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1904 by James Heald Jenkins who named his school after his new bride, a Miss Theodora Caldicott Ingram. There were just eight boys. In 1938 the school moved to its present site in Farnham Royal in Buckinghamshire, and became a charitable trust in 1968 under the Headmaster at the time Peter Wright. Today there are around 250 boys. The present headmaster, Simon Doggart, was appointed in 1998; he came from Eton College where he taught history and was master-in-charge of cricket. He is a member of IAPS and the school’s governors include past parents, old boys and headmasters of public schools.
According to the school's website, many pupils at Caldicott subsequently "win" places at major independent schools, such as Eton College, Harrow School, Winchester College, Marlborough College, Wellington College, Haileybury College and Radley College.
Oh.. and what a surprise there is historical child sex abuse there too...
On 30 September 2008 the school was the subject of a feature documentary, Chosen, transmitted on More4 as part of the "True Stories" strand, about the sexual abuse that went on at the school during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The headmaster Peter Wright was active in this, as well as a number of other teachers, targeting boys good at sports and, to a lesser extent, in the choir. In The Guardian published on the same day, a former parent alleged that Lord Justice Scott Baker former Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Simon Doggart the current headmaster, mishandled a case of alleged sexual abuse of their son by a teacher in the early 2000s.
Martin Carson was dismissed for sexual abuse of a pupil in 1972, and went on to teach at the Harrodian School. He was subsequently prosecuted and found guilty of indecent assault and possessing indecent images of children in 2003.
On 4 December 2011, Peter Wright and Hugh Henry, another teacher, were charged with child sex offences alleged to have taken place between 1959 and 1970. For Henry, the charges cover his period at Gayhurst School as well as at Caldicott. They appeared in court in Aylesbury on 21 December 2011. The police are still wanting other witnesses to come forward to help with their enquiries. This is the second time that Peter Wright has been charged for child abuse offences; the first time (in 2003) in a pre-trial abuse of process plea at bar, the judge awarded a stay of proceedings predicated upon the passage of time since the offences were allegedly committed. No stayed criminal case has ever returned to court.
Thames Valley Police on 1 May 2012 charged another former teacher, John Addrison, with sexual offences committed against children at the school between 1979 and 1981. John Addrison, on 9 August 2012, was further charged with child sex offences committed at Moor Park School near Ludlow Shropshire, between 1985 and 1988.
Nick Clegg was a pupil there in the late 70's early 80's . How could he not know? And why is he so silent on this?.......
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