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New identity Prince Andrew High School to change name to better 'reflect values of school and community'

The school, which was named after Prince Andrew back in 1960, has created a committee to devise a new name

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Prince Andrew High School in Canada

Prince Andrew High School in Canada

Prince Andrew High School in Canada

A school in Canada named after Prince Andrew is to change its name after an allegation arose accusing the Duke of York of sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Virginia Giuffre says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 years old.

Prince Andrew has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

So far, the prince has had his military affiliations and royal patronages ‘returned to The Queen’ the palace confirmed.

Now, the principal of Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, says the school will be changing its name for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Prince Andrew Photo: Neil Hall/PA

Prince Andrew Photo: Neil Hall/PA

Prince Andrew Photo: Neil Hall/PA

The school, which was named after Prince Andrew back in 1960, has created a committee of six people, students, staff and members of the school advisory council to devise a new name.

Students and the public have also been invited to submit new names for the school, and students will be able to vote, with the top three names sent to Halifax Regional Centre for Education for approval.

Principal Craig Campbell wrote in an email: ‘The name of a school should be reflective of our school community and uphold our values as a safe and inclusive learning space for all.

‘Our hope is to continue to build our identity as a positive, supportive and respectful community, with a name to match.’

The principal added that he was ‘excited’ to take ‘the next step’.

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