06/12/2011 04:33 GMT | Updated 21/12/2011 11:29 GMT

Roland Wright, Former Head Of Caldicott, Charged Over Sex Assault On Boys

The former head teacher of a prestigious prep school attended by Nick Clegg has been charged with indecently assaulting boys more than 50 years ago.

Roland Peter Wright, 81, will face magistrates at Aylesbury Court on 21 December accused of sexual assaults which were allegedly committed between 1959 and 1970. He will appear alongside Hugh Henry, 80, who also taught at the school five decades ago.

The offences are said to have happened at Caldicott Preparatory School in Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, which charges £20,000-a-year and where the deputy prime minister previously attended.

Wright, of Crown Lane, Farnham Royal is charged with seven counts of incitement to commit gross indecency and 18 counts of indecent assault. Henry, of Pomeroy Close, Amersham, is facing two counts of incitement to commit gross indecency and eight counts of indecent assault.

Luke Bulpitt, a casework lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service told the BBC: "This case involves sexual assaults allegedly committed by the two men, who were teachers, against 12 victims, all young boys."

The school has not commented on the charges.