An Oldham headteacher has spoken of his disappointment after the school’s departing Year 11 students went on an egg and flour throwing rampage.

End-of-term carnage erupted last Thursday (June 23) after Year 11 students from The Radclyffe School in Chadderton were released following their final GCSE exam.

Pupils used their new-found freedom to terrorise the local neighbourhood with eggs and flour.

The trail of destruction left by the school leavers in various locations across Chadderton took students and staff members from The Radclyffe School several hours to clear the following day with some 24 bin bags filled.

The school published a Facebook post thanking the staff and students who cleared the litter left in neighbouring streets after the Year 11’s departure.

A post published on the Oldham Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page on the evening of Friday, June 24, said to be by Kai Roberts one of the school’s parent governors, claimed students had left the school site the day before and gone to Asda to buy “shopping bags full of eggs and flour” before “returning to school to throw them on Hunt Lane”.

Students identified as causing the issues have had to return their prom tickets and been banned from attending Results Day or Celebration Evening events, according to the post.

It is also claimed that the school called the police at 9am to ask for “urgent assistance with a number of issues that were arising” but that officers “failed to attend.”

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for confirmation.

In a statement addressing the incident, headteacher John Cregg said: “Following the dismissal of Year 11 students after their final exam, and the resulting mess left at various locations, students and staff members spent several hours the following day cleaning and picking litter in the local area. They filled and disposed of some 24 bags of rubbish.

“Despite the school’s best efforts, with respect for the local environment at the heart of the school’s culture, the behaviour of some students was very disappointing.

“We took all reasonable efforts to prevent the issues that arose, with quantities of flour, eggs and other items confiscated. We are also looking at extending how often our regular litter picks take place in the local area to ensure we keep our neighbourhood tidy.”

On Friday, June 24 the school published a Facebook post which thanked the staff and students who cleared litter left behind in neighbouring streets after the Year 11’s departure.

The final line of the post read: “Note to Year 11. We did show you how to use litter bins. Have a great summer, but take your litter home.”

One of the pictures posted by the school on Facebook of the following day's litter pick.