However, instead of ‘banning’ the political figure – as claimed by Farage - the school had only confirmed that it would be introducing new house names. Farage’s post seems to infer that Churchill won’t be taught in the school, which is not the case.
The letter from the student body and leadership team also explained that they no longer thought author JK Rowling was a “suitable representative” for one of the houses, because of her “recent words about the trans community”.
It reads: “Intolerance and discrimination are treated very seriously by our school and we do not want to promote anyone or anything that encourages such prejudice.
“For these reasons, the student body and leadership team have decided to change the names of the houses, so that the house system reflects the local community, and so that each house can create a new collective identity based on shared values.
“To instil more positive values, and to bring the community together, the house names will be changed to local landmarks.”
People soon responded to the Twitter video criticising Farage’s stance, with some arguing that the Brexiteer was ‘rewriting history’ himself following the referendum in 2016:
@Nigel_Farage Shocked at Farage opposing the rewriting of history , he’s attempting to do it himself after 6 weeks… https://t.co/DOtwJQ7zKe