The Oratory School

The Oratory School, Reading, Berkshire

See also Winterfold House School, Chaddesley Corbett.

A BOSHAM paedophile has been jailed for 13 years after abusing boys as young as ten in the 1980s.

Jonathan O’Brien, 56, of Fairfield Road, was sentenced this morning (May 20) at Chichester Crown Court.

A packed-out public gallery watched O’Brien’s sentencing for 15 counts of indecent assault on children aged between ten and 15.

A number of his victims were at the court today.

One of them said in a victim impact statement: “I can’t quantify exactly what impact this has had on me and therein lies the tragedy.

“How would I be if this hadn’t happened? Would I be more successful, more patient, more passionate? I don’t know, which is sad.”

Chichester Observer 20/05/14


A FORMER teacher from Bosham who carried out sex attacks on boarding school pupils has been found guilty of a catalogue of historic offences.

Jonathan O’Brien, 55, used his charm and good looks to attract his victims, making them believe he was ‘sharing a secret’ with them rather than ‘forcing something on them’, Chichester Crown Court was told.

The four-week trial heard that O’Brien was a ‘charming, convivial and attractive man outside of the school environment’ and would ‘easily dazzle those he met’.

The ex-teacher, of Fairfield Road, was found guilty of five counts of gross indecency and 15 counts of indecent assault.

He was cleared of two other indecent assaults.

Twelve offences were on seven boys at Winterfold House School near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, in the early 1980s.

The others were against three pupils at The Oratory School near Reading in the mid to late 1980s.

Portsmouth News 17/12/13

Former teacher charged over allegations of abuse at Winterfold House School in Chaddesley Corbett


A FORMER teacher has appeared in court today charged with 22 offences relating to the alleged sexual abuse of pupils at two schools, one of which is near Kidderminster.

Jonathan O’Brien, aged 55, of Fairfield Road, Bosham, West Sussex, was brought before Chichester Magistrates Court facing ten charges of gross indecency, ten counts of indecent assault and another two of indecency with a child.

O’Brien was arrested yesterday by detectives from West Mercia Police and charged last night.


Twenty of the charges are alleged to have been committed against seven male pupils at Winterfold House School in Chaddesley Corbett, near Kidderminster, between 1980 and 1985.


The remaining two charges are alleged to have been committed against one pupil at The Oratory School, near Reading, between 1985 and 1989.


O’Brien was conditionally bailed by Chichester magistrates to appear again before the same court on April 10.

Worcester News 13/02/13


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