Following this week’s exclusive story on the front page of the Horncastle News, the Governors of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School have released a statement.
David Bennett, Chair of Governors, said: “The school takes the welfare and well-being of all its students very seriously; it remains a priority whether they are on site or away on trips or visits.
“All educational visits are thoroughly risk assessed and, where any risk is identified, steps are put in place to minimise it.
“In dealing with the issue which arose on a recent school trip, the school acted quickly, responsibly and carried out a full investigation.
“I am happy this was dealt with in an appropriate and proportionate way.
“We remain very grateful for the support we have received from parents and students following recent coverage in a local newspaper.
“Although this issue was distressing for all concerned, we look forward to school life returning to normal for the benefit of all our students.”
The statement was published this afternoon (Friday) on the school website.