Bridlington's Headlands school to be examined in national inquiry into child sexual abuse

A school in Bridlington is to be examined over allegations of child sexual abuse.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 12:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 1:42 pm
Headlands School. Picture from Google.

Headlands School will be the focus of the second phase of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's Residential Schools investigation.

Since 2006, five former members of staff from Headlands School have been convicted of sexual offences against children.

A public hearing in May 2020 will hear evidence regarding allegations of child sexual abuse at the school.

Headlands school.

School authorities were unavailable for comment as the inquiry is "ongoing".

Last month, the public hearing into the first phase of the Inquiry’s Residential Schools investigation examined music and special educational needs schools.

The second and final phase will take a broader look at safeguarding procedures within the schools sector in general, including day schools.

This will include an examination of culture, governance and management when allegations of child sexual abuse are made, while also hearing from teaching unions and the Teaching Regulation Agency.

The hearing will take place from 11-22 May in London.

Anybody who has first hand knowledge of allegations of child sexual abuse at Headlands School, Clifton College or Hillside First School can email the Inquiry on [email protected] with Residential Schools investigation in the subject line, or telephone the Inquiry information line on 0800 917 1000.