A WORCESTER school has said “work is needed across all of society” after a report by Ofsted found sexual harassment has become normalised for young people in school.

The national report revealed how girls at one school told inspectors they can be contacted by up to 10 or 11 different boys asking for nude or semi-nude images.

The report also found children do not see the point of challenging or reporting harmful behaviour because it is seen as a normal experience.

Following the report, a statement on the King’s Worcester website, said: “Today’s Ofsted report outlines the amount of work that is needed across all of society to address the issue of sexual harassment and misogyny, which exists in all co-educational, independent and maintained schools, and all other walks of life.

“We are determined that we will continue to play a full and active part in addressing these issues.

“Safeguarding is an integral part of our school’s culture and practice, and sex and relationships education has quite rightly never received more prominence.”

The statement continued: “Pupil voice is actively sought and King’s, in common with all independent schools, is carefully regulated and rigorously inspected on a regular basis.

“In addition to the measures already in place at King’s, where we have been proactive in addressing these matters, we will take the due care and time the report deserves to examine its findings and recommendations.

“As a Foundation, we continue to develop our PSHE offering as well committing to introduce procedural changes where appropriate and needed to continue to ensure the education, safety and wellbeing of all children.”

According to the Ofsted report, pupils often do not see the point of reporting abuse and “many teachers underestimate the scale of these problems”.

Nine in 10 girls also experienced sexist name calling or were sent explicit photos or videos, according to the report.