More than £205,000 have been paid in compensation for accidents occurring in Leicestershire schools during the last five years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The biggest single pay-out was for a pupil’s fall and resulted in them receiving more than £17,000 – that’s almost two years of university paid for then!

This is Leicester report:

Nearly £205,000 has been paid in compensation by the city and county councils in the past five years because of school accidents.

The majority of payouts are to children and young people who have slipped and injured themselves while on school premises.

Other accidents include trapped fingers, being struck by falling objects and burns.

You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.