More than 950 teachers have been accused of having sexual relationships with pupils in the last five years, official figures reveal today.

A Freedom of Information request asked 200 local authorities how many staff were suspended, disciplined, or dismissed after being accused of having some form of sexual relationship with a student.

Some 959 teachers and support staff were listed by 137 councils who returned figures, and of those, at least 254 led to a police charge, according the FOI request for BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.