Child Abuse - School Abuse - Gordon Fleming jailed for 10 years

A former primary school head teacher who sexually abused 35 girls under the age of 13 has been jailed for 10 years.

Gordon Fleming, 66, from Oswestry in Shropshire, touched the school pupils indecently in his classroom in a Powys school during the 1970s and 80s.

He previously pleaded guilty to 35 counts of indecent assault.

Swansea Crown Court judge Geraint Walters told Fleming he had "caused severe psychological harm to his victims".

In 1992, he was jailed for four years after admitting nine counts of indecent assault against girls in one of the three schools in which he taught.

Judge Walters added in his 35 years at the bar, he had never seen a case of this nature which involved so many victims.

Verisona Law have significant expertise in pursuing claims for child sex abuse against Schools and have been involved in large number group litigation against a number of various schools in the UK.
If you, or a loved one, have been affected by sexual abuse at the hands of Gordon Fleming, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced lawyers who will be happy to speak to you about whether it may be possible to bring an abuse claim.

Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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