Ex-Brighton Grammar student alleges he was beaten by school teachers, principal

A former Brighton Grammar student has launched legal action against the school alleging he was a victim of violent corporal punishment at the hands of multiple teachers and the principal.

The schoolboy, who wished to remain anonymous, says he was left with welts and bruises after being unfairly targeted for multiple canings between 1965-1973 at the elite all-boys school.

Arnold Thomas & Becker lawyer Angela Di Carluccio said while this form of punishment may have been a common practice back then, the alleged abuse was “unlawful” and a “misuse of authority”.

“Instead of providing a safe environment for our client, they exploited their position of power,” she said.

“The teachers and principal were well-known among students at the school to be abusive and there should have been a mechanism to report such abuse.”

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