Three men have been charged as part of a police investigation into historic child abuse.
Northumbria Police say that the men were arrested after the force launched an enquiry into alleged abuse by staff at Feversham School in Walbottle in Newcastle in the 1970s and 80s.
The school closed in the late 1990s.
67-year-old Brian Tansey from Nottingham has appeared at Newcastle Crown Court today.
56-year-old Kevin Brown, of no fixed address, and 59-year-old John Leslie Duncan from Gateshead will appear before Newcastle Magistrates tomorrow.