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Stately progress;Jotter

It's good to see heidies of independent schools having to defend their exam results as robustly as their state counterparts.

Kelvinside Academy, for example, "only" had 44 per cent of its fifth year gaining three or more Higher passes last year, rather less than Hutchie's 93 per cent. But, interviewed by school captain Vito Orsi for the school's Chronicle, new head John Broadfoot said the policy of "deliberately" accepting a wide range of pupils should be taken into account, as should the value added by the school to the progress of its pupils.

Now where have we heard that?

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