"Pupils at Oakwood School, Stowmarket, who were described as "vulnerable" as they had been sent to the school because they had educational and behavioural problems, were allegedly repeatedly subjected to physical ill treatment including slaps to the face, punches and kicks, Ipswich Crown Court heard."
"Several boys complained of being force fed if they didn’t finish their meals and then being forced to eat food covered in vomit if they were sick, claimed Jacqueline Carey, prosecuting."
"One boy allegedly suffered a fractured wrist after the deputy head Gerald West grabbed his hand and bent it backwards so hard he heard it snap and another child allegedly suffered a fractured skull after a teacher pushed his head against a wall."
"Miss Carey said the boy allegedly recalled hospital staff being told he had tripped up and caused the injury himself."
"Another alleged victim claimed he was pushed into a swimming pool by a teacher who knew he couldn’t swim and another alleged he lost two fingernails after a teacher slammed a door on his hand."
"Another pupil who had undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour claimed a teacher, who was aware of his medical history, had smacked his head into a wall and had thrown a cricket ball at his head."