The Department has been made aware of allegations of abuse by teachers at St. James Independent Schools for Boys between 1975 and 1985. The matter is currently under investigation by Richmond-upon-Thames social services department and the Metropolitan police. We are liaising with them and will consider what, if any, action is required once their investigation has been completed.
This statement was made after a question was raised in the House of Commons by Mike Hancock MP as follows:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent representations she has received on the mistreatment of pupils at St. James' Independent Schools in London, with particular reference to the School of Economic Science. 
The entry in Hansard, the official record of Parliament can be seen at the following link:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... olumn_1941