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Parent claims pupils subjected to extreme sexual bullying at Romford school

PUBLISHED: 13:30 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:10 20 July 2017

Hylands Primary School. Picture:  Google Maps

Hylands Primary School. Picture: Google Maps

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Young children are being subjected to vile abuse by a group of bullies at a primary school it has been claimed.

A mum-of-two, who wished to remain anonymous, said a group of 20 concerned parents visited Hylands Primary School, Granger Way, Romford, this morning to demand answers from the headteacher.

She claimed a group of Year 6 bullies have been abusing other children physically and mentally.

“These children have been threatening rape,” she said.

“And are sending pictures of themselves simulating rape, and sending messages calling other children rapists.”

The mum also alleged a member of the senior teaching team had given a talk in March to a group of 30 Year 6 boys about what rape is.

“No parents have been made aware that this was going on,” she continued.

The Recorder contacted the school and was told by an office staff member: “We are not making any comment at this time.”

But a spokesman for Havering Council said: “Havering Council has recently been made aware of accusations of bullying at Hylands Primary school.

“The council immediately conducted an investigation at the school and concluded that the school takes its responsibility of safeguarding children seriously.”

The parent was also concerned about the school’s system for dealing with challenging behaviour.

“If naughty, you get a yellow card or a red card,” she continued.

“I asked my son to show me what you have to do to get a card and he said yellow is for showing your middle finger and red is for swearing at a teacher or playground staff.

“I was stunned. Where are we sending our children if this is going on in their playground? They’re still babies.

“Our children have been going to the school and this has been going on around them.

“Children being exposed to such graphic things like rape? I have never come across this before.

“I would really like this not to be [true],” she continued.

“My feelings for the school is that this has always been a lovely school but there does some to be an element of truth to it.”

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