Some schools have a 'Lord of the Flies' culture where kids battle to survive, Tory MP warns

SOME schools have a “Lord of the Flies” ­culture where kids are battling to survive, a Tory MP has warned.

Education Committee chief Robert Halfon said safeguarding procedures are “not fit for purpose”.

MPs want an inquiry into alleged “rape culture” at some schools after 11,000 reports of assaults and harassment were posted online.

Rob Halfon MP said the Everyone's Invited website was "pretty grim" reading.

He said yesterday: "Your heart goes out to all the people who have suffered the abuse, the sexual harassment, the threats, the abuse online.

"I do think there is a Lord of the Flies culture in some of our schools across our country.

"What needs to happen is an urgent inquiry to overhaul safeguarding procedures because they are not fit for purpose."


Education Minister Gavin Williamson added the allegations were “shocking and abhorrent”.

He vowed: “We will take appropriate action.”

Labour’s Jess Phillips said the Government had “dropped the ball”.

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