Staff forced autistic pupils into tiny cupboard after ‘meltdowns’, school admits

Staff at an academy school repeatedly forced autistic pupils as young as five into a tiny cupboard and then held the door shut after they had “meltdowns” in class, a school has admitted.

Parents of three of the pupils are now calling on the school’s head teacher to resign, after an independent panel upheld their complaints.

The room was just five feet square in size, and the word “Hell” was at one point written in red ink on the inside of the door by autistic pupils who referred to it as the “cupboard of Hell”, although staff called it “the quiet room”.

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