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Dive star moves to public school

Teenage diving star Tom Daley speaks about his new school

Teenage diving star Tom Daley has enrolled at a public school in Plymouth after claims of bullying at his former state school.

Talks were held between the 15-year-old's parents and Plymouth College after claims of bullying at Eggbuckland Community College emerged in April.

Tom, from Plymouth, was on the British team in Beijing and won silver at the World Series in Sheffield.

Plymouth College said it had agreed a substantial scholarship for Daley.

Eggbuckland Community College said that its policy was to deal firmly with bullying.

'Extraordinary potential'

Daley said that his success had led to "name calling, someone chucking a bit of paper at you, tipping your pencil case out".

Daley, who scooped a gold medal at an international competition in Florida last month, said: "I'm really looking forward to going to Plymouth College and being with other young people who understand the pressures of high-level competition."

Dr Simon Wormleighton, headmaster of Plymouth College which prides itself on its water sports, said: "We are delighted that Tom has joined the school."

He said the school would help Daley fulfil his "extraordinary potential in the pool" while keeping on top of his academic studies.

He added: "We also have an excellent pastoral network in place with staff on hand to provide help and support in all aspects of school life."

Katrina Borowski, Principal of Eggbuckland Community College, said: "We are very sorry that Tom is leaving our college and wish him every success in his education, his diving and for the future."



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