THE headmaster of the Oratory School said a pupil pleaded with him not to tell his parents after he was attacked by other students, an employment tribunal heard.
Clive Dytor said the victim, known as Boy B, was “distressed” with the thought of his parents finding out that he had been dragged on to the school cricket pitch and hit with slippers and a belt by three other students.
He was giving evidence against claims made by Rachel Ashley, a former house mother at the independent all-boys Catholic school in Woodcote, that the school covered up the attack.
Mrs Ashley resigned in protest at the way the offence was handled, along with another case of a student who had filmed himself killing animals, and is claiming constructive dismissal.
Mr Dytor told the tribunal in Reading: “I talked to Boy B about how and why it happened and he asked me to please not tell his parents.