|Catholic ethos + Catholic Culture + Catholic Education = Catholic Success|
It seems only yesterday that the Archdiocese of Westminster and the Parents, Teachers and Pupils at London's Cardinal Vaughan School were at odds over ++ Nichols' desire to appoint his own men and women onto the Governing Body, in effect, taking control of the management of the school.
Well, a great deal of prayer and lobbying by those opposed to such goings on resulted in a victory for common sense and this most illustrious of Catholic Schools.
And now, (drumroll) I am pleased to announce that this month's outstanding A Level results at the Vaughan, have placed it as the top performing Comprehensive School in the country.
Yes, you read that correctly, the top performing Comprehensive School in the Country!
As the school website so modestly puts it:-
"In a year when the national proportion of A* and A grades fell once again (to 26.3%), it has risen by over 10% at the Vaughan from last year's 51.7% to a record-breaking 62.2%. Grades from A* - B also rose to 86.8%. The overall pass-rate was, once again, 100%.
We are, according to The Times, the highest performing comprehensive school in the country.
This exceptional performance is due to the immense diligence of pupils and staff who work so effectively with - and for - each other. Our thanks and congratulations go to them all."
Picture: Yates Associates
H/T to Liam Connelly