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Jonathan Thomson-Glover is accused of filming more than 120 children at Clifton College (Google Maps)

A teacher at one of the country's top schools appeared in court today (20 July) charged with 36 charges of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, allegedly hid cameras around the grounds of Clifton College – where comedian John Cleese used to go – and at a property in Cornwall, filming more than 120 victims over 16 years.

Thomas-Glover, who resigned last year following a police investigation citing "personal reasons", did not enter a plea to the multiple charges and has now been released until he appears at Taunton Crown Court on 17 August.

In a statement, the college said: "The safety and happiness of our pupils is our top priority and we have rigorous safeguarding policies and procedures in place, which have been independently reviewed to ensure we meet the highest standards."

Thomas-Glover taught German at the £30,000-a-year college for 31 years.

The case continues.