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Fury as sixth-form pupils at £33,000-a-year boarding school black up and dress as SLAVES for their leaving pictures

Pupils at an exclusive £33,000-a-year boarding school blacked up and dressed as slaves to pose for leaving pictures.
A shocking image shows the schoolboys at the Oratory School in Oxfordshire holding sheets of cotton, while classmates dressed in suits posed with guns.
The school has apologised after the picture surfaced on social media.
Three sixth formers painted themselves black and were seen with 'weapons' being pointed at them.
They were turned away by the headmaster, bosses at the Roman Catholic school confirmed in a statement.
The informal photo is tradition at the £11,000-a-term school and is always done in fancy dress.
However, these pupils were turned away because of their controversial outfits.
In a response, the boarding school said: "The Head Master was present for the photo and refused to let the offensively dressed pupils participate.
"The photo - the existence of which we were unaware - was taken and posted on social media was taken unofficially and in no way with the consent of the school.
"We are extremely shocked and saddened that this has happened and apologise unreservedly for the offence caused. We are dealing with this internally."
One outraged Twitter user wrote: "It's 2018 and not much has changed! Not only did @oratoryschool allow students to do blackface. They have completely ignored the issue and have yet to apologise.
"I guess racism is excused at this school."
The school faced another controversy in 2014 when a tribunal heard that the public school boys had "skinned cats alive" and "beat younger pupils with belts, with a former teacher saying the head master had condoned the incidents with a "boys will be boys attitude."

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