A BLACK schoolboy claims he was racially abused by his own classmates who scrawled n***** and "go back to the jungle" on his school shirt.

The 15-year-old, who does not wish to be named, says the vile remarks were inked during an annual shirt-signing session to celebrate the end of GCSE exams.

He was left "shocked and shaken" to see the abusive comments when he arrived home after being oblivious to the racist attack.

The boy's mum Juliet Ryan, 47, said: "Unknown to him some students decided to write racist messages on his back the N-word, c**n was written twice and "Go back to the jungle".

"Due to racism my son did not have many friends at the school as he had endured many racist episodes which I did complain to the school about.

"In no way was this a joke of playful banter.

"When my son returned home from a 15 minute walk home from school he didn't know what was written on his back.

"I began reading his shirt and on the front - there appeared to be the usual farewell wishes and signatures.

"As I looked at the back of the shirt is when I saw the offensive terms.

"I immediately asked him to take off the shirt and I showed him the racist remarks he was really shocked and shaken.

"Upon returning home he was really happy to be finishing school.

"He now currently will not leave the house, he is traumatised and is really security conscious."

Mum-of-two Juliet told her son that they needed to go back to Clacton County High school, in Essex, immediately but he refused saying he "never wanted to step foot back in that place again."

She claims her son is the only black pupil in his year and has been abused racially by the school's pupils for the last few years.

Juliet added: "This is a serious incident and I want to find out who is responsible for such a heinous act.

"We called the school to inform them of this and I composed myself.

"I then left to go to the school to speak to someone about what had happened.

"I met with the Principal Neil Gallagher and the Safeguarding Lead Judy and we discussed what had happened, he seemed sympathetic and was apologetic.

"Later that day they informed me that they completed an online incident report and were checking CCTV, they told me in advance however that the area was crowded so it may be difficult."

Vice principal Chris Taylor, at Clacton County High school, said he was "shocked and appalled" by the racist abuse, which happened in the school's Clouds restaurant.

Mr Taylor said: "This happy and lively event was marred this year by the totally unacceptable actions of a student who, without thought of consequence and with total ignorance, wrote racist and hateful remarks on the back of the shirt another student.

"This was brought to my attention by the parent of the victim, who came into school to meet me that day.

"I share the disgust of the family that such a thing has happened, there is no place for racism in our school or our society.

"I am both shocked and appalled that a Clacton County High School student would have acted in such a manner.

"Clacton County High School will not, and does not, tolerate racism or prejudice in any shape or form."

The school says it will pass the matter over to the police when it has identified the suspect.

Mr Taylor added: "On behalf of the entire school community, I offer my sincere apologies to the victim and his family.

"I am disappointed, angry and appalled.

"I also apologise to the rest of year 11, who will feel that such bigoted comments will reflect on them and taint their reputation.

"We must not forget that there are many truly wonderful students in our school, who are equally appalled."

Juliet added: "He is adamant that he does not want to even hear the schools name and he never wants to return there not even to talk to the Principle or to attend his prom.

"I feel really sad about the whole situation.

"My son's last day was destroyed, he had tolerated racial abuse for the last few years and this was just simply the last straw for all of us."

This unhealthy episode has left a indelible scar on the life of this student and his family.

Juliet is now planning to put her house up for sale and will be leaving Clacton to return to London.

The boy in question has been approached for further comment.