Ampleforth Abbey is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in the village of Ampleforth North Yorkshire. It opened in 1802 as a boy’s school and is run by Benedict Monks and lay staff. Gilling Castle Preparatory School is used as a leader for the school. It is now known as St Martin’s Ampleforth.

We are aware of a number of cases that relate to serious allegations of abuse against monks and lay staff who worked there. Father Piers Grant-Ferris was convicted of 20 incidents of sexual abuse in 2005 and Father Gregory Carroll was convicted of 15 incidents of sexual abuse in the same year. Since 1996, 3 monks and 2 teachers have been convicted of sexual offences against pupils.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is examining safeguarding at the school and has been notified of multiple allegations against approximately 40 monks and teachers.

In April 2018, the Charity Commission appointed a lawyer to take charge of the safeguarding of the pupils at Ampleforth Abbey as it was not satisfied that the trustees of the charities that run the school had made enough progress to improving pupil safeguarding.

Jordans Solicitors represent victims who suffered abuse at Ampleforth Abbey. We have a team of highly specialised lawyers who can ensure your claim is handled sensitively, enabling you to secure the best level of compensation from those responsible for your traumatic experiences.

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