Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cover-up that let the head of Nick Clegg's prep school get away with abusing boys for decades

Peter Wright, pictured in the 1960s,
has been found guilty of 12 counts
of abusing children aged between
eight and 13
Roland Peter Wright still lives in a cottage overlooking the playing fields at Caldicott School.

The person who answers the front door is a bespectacled old man with a walking stick and hearing aid.

‘Go away,’ he snaps. This is the same man who, in his heyday, was the charismatic and distinguished headmaster of the blue-chip Buckinghamshire prep school.

One of the (now) famous former pupils under his charge was Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister. He was head boy. Andrew Strauss, the former England cricket captain, was a pupil in the late Eighties.

Indeed, those who attend  £20,000-a-year Caldicott (motto: ‘Per Victorium Ad Glorium’ or ‘Through victory to glory’) regularly win scholarships to Eton, Harrow, Marlborough and Wellington.

Many Old Caldicottians occupy important positions at the heart of the British establishment.  (more...)

An upper-crust epidemic?:

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