Welcome to St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy. Through a positive three-way partnership between, home, school and parish we aim to work together to ensure our children achieve their potential.

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is sponsored by Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocese Education Service (NRCDES)

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It's Official - SPH is out of Ofsted Category!

To view the full Ofsted Inspection Report click here.
To view the Ofsted Inspection Letter click here.

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GCSE exams begin on Monday 14th May 2018 - Good luck to all our Year 11 students


At the Heart of the Community

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is an exciting place for our students to grow and develop, building an enriching love of learning and a spiritual outlook that they will carry with them through life.



louisa Morris  |  Headteacher


"100% of parents that commented on the Ofsted online questionnaire, Parent View, said they would recommend the school." - Ofsted , 2018

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We know you have lots of questions - What are our school dinners like? How do we deal with bullying? To help you get the answers to these questions and many others we have put together a page to answer the most frequently asked questions.

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Dear Parent / Carer, As part of our conversion to the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust, we have had to revise an existing date on the school calendar for the academic year 2018-2019. As already published, school will be closed for the day on Friday 30th November 2018.
Dear Parents and Carers, I would like to introduce myself to you as the Chief Executive Officer of the new St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust. From 1st September 2018 St Philip Howard will be joining together with 24 other Catholic primary and secondary schools from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Derby City, Staffordshire and Stockport. This new Trust will provide wonderful opportunities for all the schools to work collaboratively, share what they do well as well as address the areas where they are not as successful.


St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy’s facilities are available to hire. Based in the Glossop community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more!