Internal leak: Purcell staff member is ‘suspended’main
Our well-informed source at the troubled English music school reports that a staff member has been suspended amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a female pupil.
It is believed this is the second time an investigation has been called into this staff member. On the last occasion he was cleared by the former Head, Peter Crook.
Attempts have been made to hush up the latest incident. Nothing has been announced to the school community.
According to our informant, more than a dozen pupils have left the school in recent months. We have been unable to obtain independent verification of this report. The school faces a public hearing in May over the victimisation of a former teacher, Ian Macmillan, and the unfair dismissal of his partner, the former director of music, Quentin Poole.