01/09/2016 2:33 PM AEST | Updated 01/09/2016 3:22 PM AEST

Two Boys, 12, Charged With Rape Of Young Girl At Sydney School

The 12-year-olds allegedly assaulted the girl last month.

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Two 12-year-old boys have been charged after allegedly raping a young girl at a North Sydney school.

The pair were arrested on Tuesday and charged over the incident, which allegedly took place last month at a primary school in Sydney's Northern Beaches, police said in a statement.

The girl is reportedly six years old.

The arrest follows an extensive investigation by the Child Abuse Squad, who were notified by the Department of Education.

One boy was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual intercourse with child under 10.

The other boy was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and sexual intercourse with child under 10.

Both boys were granted bail, and will appear before a children's court on September 22 and October 20 respectively.

Parents and carers of students at the school were in the process of being notified, and police have requested the community respect the privacy of the young people involved.