The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in west London has been declared the best comprehensive in the country by the Sunday Times newspaper.
The Kensington school, which celebrated its centenary this year, was named Britain’s best-performing comprehensive in last Sunday’s paper.
The Vaughan is one of three Catholic schools in top ten, with Colima Convent Girls school in Croydon at number six and St John the Baptist School in Woking in seventh place. Just one of the top seven schools is secular, the other three being Jewish.
The school, which teaches 950 pupils, is now oversubscribed eight times over, and gives priority to “fully practising Catholic families”.
Headmaster Paul Stubbings said in response to the survey: “Obviously, I’m delighted and especially pleased that the efforts of our wonderful staff and pupils have been so spectacularly rewarded.”
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