Following the 2012 success of our comprehensive Olympians who won 14 of our 18 individual gold medal awards, as these games draw to a close, so far, the comprehensive sector have made a clean sweep of the individual gold medals.
Our winners are Charlotte Dujardin, Andy Murray, Justin Rose, Mo Farah, Max Whitlock, Jason Kenny, Joe Clarke and Adam Peaty, across a range of different sports, be it with a ball or without, indoors or outside, in water or out of it. Jess Ennis-Hill, a previous gold medallist who won silver this year is also worthy of a mention.
There's no doubt that lottery funding is a major factor in these competitors success. Yet despite the lavish facilities and specialised coaching staff enjoyed by the independent sector, to date, they have failed to produce a single individual winner.
This only goes to show that it is the comprehensive school ethos that nurtures that inner toughness and mentality which gives the hard edge needed to attain that top spot.
Guys and girls, you have done the comprehensive sector proud. Where would we be without you? Take a bow.