Teacher jailed after relationship with pupil

A FORMER head of music at Ipswich High School for Girls was today jailed for six months after admitting having a relationship with a pupil who was a sixth-former at the time.

A FORMER head of music at Ipswich High School for Girls was today jailed for six months after admitting having a relationship with a pupil who was a sixth-former at the time. She is no longer at the school.

Peter Clayton, 56, of Laburnum Close, Great Bentley, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to four counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

These included kissing the teenage girl on the lips, touching her intimately, and getting her perform sex acts with him.

It was accepted by Ipswich Crown Court that Clayton, a teacher for 38 years, was not guilty by law of a further seven counts of sexual activity with the girl due to her age at the time.


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