Rhys Brown claims prestigious Lancing College didn’t support him after epilepsy diagnosis
A top chorister who claims a leading boarding school failed to give him the support he needed as he battled teenage epilepsy is suing for £650,000 damages.
Rhys Brown, 23, from Warwick, was in the choir at St George’s Chapel – where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed in May – and once sang a solo for the Queen.
And a glittering career beckoned when he won a musical scholarship to Lancing College, in Sussex, at the age of just 13, said his barrister Ghazan Mahmood.
Mr Mahmood added: “He had already achieved various musical accolades and was recognised as a highly talented individual with a potentially promising career ahead of him.”
But in 2008 – while still in his first year at the “highly prestigious” public school – Mr Brown was diagnosed with epilepsy, Judge Murray Rosen QC heard.
The school, which charges boarders almost £35,000-a-year, was duty bound to make “reasonable adjustments” to help him cope with his disability, added Mr Mahmood.
“However, these adjustments were not made, which resulted in a position where Mr Brown was unable to remain at the school,” he told Central London County Court.
“His time at the school ended when he was 14 and a half.”