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Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust


The Saint John Southworth Catholic Academy Trust was established in September 2021 by its founding members, the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Cadogan Street. Our mission is to create a community of schools, built in solidarity and operating by subsidiarity, to give our pupils all they need to grow.  Our schools model unity in diversity, together but unique ('Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ' – 1 Corinthians 12) and work for the formation and achievement of all their pupils (‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart’ – Colossians 3).

Our great patron is St John Southworth, one of the Tyburn martyrs who laboured fearlessly for the Faith in the area which the Trust serves and who is buried in Westminster Cathedral, which is also situated within its bounds; Southworth is a powerful symbol, and presence, in our endeavour: the formation of the whole person.

Paul Stubbings