Pupils threaten legal action against headteacher over lack of male toilets

The Daily Post is reporting that a group of Flintshire schoolchildren have threatened to take legal action against their own headteachers because of a lack of male toilets.

A group of 14 boys [St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School] have said they want to take headteacher Ron Keating to court on the grounds of “gross negligence” in a notice sent to governors which the Daily Post has seen.

An online petition has also been started calling for Mr Keating’s resignation, which has 423 signatures.

The students, who do not want to be named but are in Years 10-13, claim there are only seven toilets for 444 male pupils to use because the sixth form bathroom has been out of action for the whole academic year.

They say that they are being denied “basic” rights because the number of toilets does “not meet the legal requirement” needed in the school.

But Flintshire County Council dispute this and say there are nine cubicles and urinals for nine, arguing that “the school is compliant with regulations”.

More at: Flint schoolchildren threaten their own headteacher with legal action over lack of loos

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  1. Britinfloridaus

    I wonder how they would have coped with my schools outside toilets. As I recall there were 3 cubicles and a urinal for 150 boys in the junior school.

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