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Headmaster's Welcome

I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of The Cardinal Vaughan School. It is a privilege to lead this wonderful community and I am very proud of the many achievements you will find described in these pages. 

At the Vaughan we are determined to draw out and develop the aptitudes and talents of all our pupils. In this, I believe, we are successful, as our outstanding public examination results show. In 2016, for example, 20% of grades attained at A-Level were at A* (well over twice the national average), with 82.8% at A* - B, while ten students obtained a place at Oxbridge. These superlative results, no flash in the pan, are, for a fourth year in a row, good enough to place the School at the top of The Times's league table for all comprehensive schools at A-Level. At GCSE, the proportion of grades at A* was, at 22.1%, over quadruple that of boys nationally and three times higher at A* and A (49.4%).  87.4% of our boys secured more than five good grades including Mathematics and English. These results make the Vaughan, according to The Times, the highest performing comprehensive school for boys in the country. 

Academic success, however, important as it is, is incomplete without our Catholic ethos, which underpins everything we do. Quite simply, we see our principal role, as a Catholic school, to be a seed-ground for the apostolic mission of the Church. The School aims, through the provision of a Catholic ethos and of sound Catholic teaching, to prepare our pupils to undertake their responsibilities as Catholics in society. Working in partnership with parents, we aim to foster in our pupils a love for the Church which will help them to grow and develop as they make their way through life.

Paul Stubbings 
 

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