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At the beginning of one school holiday, when he was nine years old, his mother found blood in his underpants and took him to the doctor, who diagnosed that he had been raped. The family withdrew the boy from the school, but they decided they could not put their son through the trauma of a police investigation and a cross-examination in court, so no action was taken against the headmaster.She would force you to eat your least favourite food until you vomited; push you fully clothed into the swimming bath with a pointed umbrella before you could swim; or lock you in a cage all day - a cage shown to prospective parents as where we kept our rabbits and guinea pigs - and encourage the other boys to jeer as you wet yourself.Three seats away, I stood up and threw my bowl of porridge at her - a direct hit to her face.The incident was so shocking that I was not sent to be caned on this occasion, but told to go to the san (sick room) where I lay on a bed while my fate was decided.From my postbag, it was clear that sexual interference with children and sadistic levels of violent punishment were the norm in many, many British boarding schools during the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies.An investigation in January showed that employees at 62 schools - including Nick Clegg’s former prep school, Caldicott in Buckinghamshire, as well as elite institutions such as Wellington College and Ampleforth - have been convicted over the past decades of abusing children.
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Perhaps it was extreme, but it was hardly atypical.
I had many letters from former pupils of other schools whose experiences matched my own.
Many correspondents were Hillstone boys who told terrible stories - one of a former pupil committing suicide, and another of a rape by Barbour-Simpson which went unpunished.