Staff at a school quickly closed a toilet to students after “unacceptable” antisemitic graffiti was found.

Channing School for Girls, an independent girls' school in at Highgate Hill, swiftly reacted after reports of the vandalism in the student toilets at lunchtime on Thursday (November 2).

According to a report from the Daily Mail, parents have claimed the graffiti was a Nazi swastika and the words “kill Jews”.

Responding to the report, the school told papers: “Unfortunately, a number of students saw what had been written and they, and their families, have been understandably shocked and upset.

“We have reassured them that it is being dealt with and reminded them and the rest of the community of the places and people to which they can go for support. Our pastoral team has already reached out to several individuals to provide support.”

The school statement continued: “We have reminded the whole school that antisemitism is abhorrent, unacceptable and will not be tolerated. It has no place in our school and runs counter to the school’s long standing Unitarian ethos of tolerance and mutual respect.”

The incident has been reported to the police and the Community Security Trust, a charity that tackles antisemitism.

An internal investigation is also taking place at Channing School.

The CST said: “There can be no place for antisemitism in any school and Jewish students deserve full support and safeguarding.”