History of the School

Born in Gloucester in 1832, Herbert Vaughan, Bishop of Salford, was appointed third Archbishop of Westminster by Pope Leo XIII in 1892 and was enthroned in the Pro Cathedral of Our Lady of Victories in Kensington. His achievements, before and after translation to Westminster, were of a remarkable nature: one example is the building of Westminster Cathedral, whose first stone was laid in 1895. The Cardinal died on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 1903, and the Cathedral was opened for the first time for public service for the funeral of its great founder.

Following his death in 1903, hundreds of families gave generously to create a national memorial – our School – to challenge and inspire Catholics and the wider community.

Please scroll down to view a brief timeline of our School’s history.

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