Garth Hill School

Former Teacher at Garth Hill School, Graham Tattersall, sent to prison for sexual offences

Who is Graham Tattersall?

The 68 year old, previously of Church Street, Windsor, was a former teacher at Garth Hill School, Bracknell, where he worked between 1979 and 1991

What did Graham Tattersall do to the victims of his sexual offences?

Tattersall carried out sexual attacks on children in classrooms at the Garth Hill School, Bracknell, Berkshire, as well as at his home address and in his car.

How was Graham Tattersall Caught?

A victim made a report of a sexual assault in 2017. The police proceeded to carry out an investigation. Tattersall was arrested in July 2018 and charged in January 2020

What happened at the trial of Graham Tattersall?

The trial of Graham Tattersall took place in October 2020 at Reading Crown Court and lasted 7 days. He was found guilty on Friday 30 October 2020.

He was convicted of sexually assaulting girls aged between 12 and 16 years, during his time at the school.

He was convicted of 12 sexual offences. These consisted of one count of rape, seven counts of indecent assault, and four counts of indecency with a child.

He was sentenced on the 5 November 2020, when he was given a 12 year prison sentence.

What did the Police say about Graham Tattersall?

Thames Valle Police officer Alethea Cox, said: “Tattersall offended against children at various points between 1979 and 1991, and this was while he was in a position of trust as a teacher at the school.

“We have conducted a thorough three-year investigation into the offences that came to light, and I am pleased that we have been able to bring the right verdict for all of the victims.

“This has been an emotive case for all the women, who had buried the things that happened to them and attempted to move on with their lives.

“I would like to thank them all personally for coming forward and putting their trust in the police to bring Tattersall to justice.

“These convictions show that despite the passage of time, we will believe victims of sex offences and will investigate offences and support victims throughout the process.

“I would like to urge anybody who has felt unable to report similar such incidents from the past to please come forward.

“Even if it has been many months, years, or even decades since offences took place, it is never too late for an investigation, and we will continue to work hard for all victims to bring offenders to justice.

“Tattersall will now have to serve a term of imprisonment to reflect upon his actions, and I hope that the conviction and subsequent sentence will serve as some form of closure for all of his victims.”

Graham Tattersall appeals his sentence?

Graham Tattersall lodged an appeal with the Court of Appeal to reduce his sentence. The hearing, at the Court of Appeal, is to be heard on the 14 October 2021