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“As soon as Senior Leaders were made aware, the form was withdrawn and replaced with one that correctly reflects the school’s ethos.”We will apologise to all students who received a form today and explain why we believe it was inappropriate to use.”Hugh Christie takes issues concerning the mental health and well-being of its students very seriously.”Therefore, we have launched an internal investigation as to why and how this happened.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Schools have a safeguarding responsibility and should have processes in place to avoid mistakes like this.”People responded angrily to an image of the nominations form which surfaced on Twitter.The school has since emailed parents to apologise.In a statement issued today, Executive Principal Jon Barker said: “I wish to apologise unreservedly for the awards nomination form circulated to students and seen by parents that has caused offence. “Children’s mental health issues are well publicised these days. So for a school to do something so inappropriate is unbelievable. A secondary school has been forced to apologise after it organised a “best looking pupil” contest for 13 and 14-year-olds.Year Nine pupils were asked to nominate and vote for each other based on their attractiveness during an end-of-year celebration event.An internal investigation has now been launched at Hugh Christie school in Tonbridge, Kent, after a teacher asked pupils to vote for the best-looking classmate in their form.The nomination forms were handed out to the children at the school, whose former pupils include Olympic heroine Dame Kelly Holmes, during an assembly to mark the end of summer term.They were asked to name the ‘best looking’ male and female classmates and also to give a reason for their choice.Other categories included best couple, biggest ego, biggest poser and two blank boxes in which pupils could come up with their own ideas.Pupils were asked to complete the form and return it back to a teacher by the 5th of July, which gave them over two weeks to make their decision on the matter.Lucy Hall, of Maidstone, Kent, said: “My sister, who has a child at the school, is very concerned and so are many other parents.”She showed me the nomination form and said many pupils refused to take part. Why not have things like: kindest pupil, most enthusiastic, most sporty, best jokes, tries the best, most helpful, most friendly, most likely to invent something/ be a millionaire/change the world/be PM…. you know…qualities we want to encourage…..— Vic (@toria_jay) June 20, 2019 My Nephews school just sent them home with this – school is hard enough when you are 14 to create awards over best looking boy and girl. Shocking. @HughChristieSch why would you let this happen? Parents are appalled by this. pic.twitter.com/AT4ykiqB2D— Lucy Hall 👩🏼💻❤️🔥💯 (@LucysHall) June 19, 2019