Worth Abbey and Worth School were initially created as the preparatory school for Downside.
In 1995, Father Andrew Brenninkmeyer was suspended following complaints that he had sexually
abused other monks, including Father Jonathan Monckton, who left the monastery in 1987 after
no action was taken against Father Brenninkmeyer. Father Moncton was not the only complainant.
In 2001, Father John Bolton was suspended for hugging a boy inappropriately. Father John
died on 26 June 2013. The headmaster at the time was Father Christopher Jamison, who is
currently Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation. On 5 June 2018, the IICSA
determined that its case study of the English Benedictine Congregation would not include
Worth School and Abbey because the evidence in regard of Downside and Ampleforth is sufficient
to address the English Benedictine Congregation.