FORMER grammar school pupils have shared their distressing stories about sexual misconduct online, sparking a letter home from the head.

Multiple former students from Westcliff High School for Girls posted testimonies on Everyone’s Invited, a website for woman to share experiences of sexual abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The site gained traction following the murder of Sarah Everard in Clapham in March.

Dr Paul Hayman, headteacher at the school, has now written to parents insisting support is in place for any students who may fall victim to sexual misconduct.

Dr Hayman said: “Sexual abuse, sexual violence and sexual harassment in any form are abhorrent and it is vital that reports of abuse are appropriately investigated and victims supported and protected.

“We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously but the Everyone’s Invited campaign has reminded us that there is more we need to do.

“We have been made aware that a small number of pupils who have studied at Westcliff High School for Girls have submitted testimonies on a survivors’ website.

“We are very sad about this and wish to state that, as a school, we are committed to doing everything we can to condemn these practices in every form and to strive to ensure that the pupils and staff at the school feel safe and cared for.”

More than 80 universities and schools across the country have been named in the testimonies on the site.

Synergy Essex, a partnership of the three Rape Crisis Centres in Essex, says the demand for the services has increased hugely over the last five years.

The organisation revealed it currently has more than 1,350 victims and survivors waiting for services.

Dr Hayman said the school wants its pupils to report concerns and be aware all reports will be taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

He added: “A dedicated NSPCC helpline is now available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised.”