Welcome to St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy.
A member of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

Through a positive three-way partnership between, home, school and parish we aim to work together to ensure our children achieve their potential.

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GCSE English Results 2018 - Much higher than the national average #goTeamSPH

GCSE Results 2018 Press Release - To View Click HERE


“The overall effectiveness of the school is good. The headteacher is an inspirational leader and the strong leadership shown by the senior team has galvanized the school community and taken them on a journey of refl ection and development. The headteacher’s passion and drive have led to an overwhelmingly positive sense of community and care within the school. She has been ably supported by effective governors at the school, who set challenging expectations”. DCI June 2018

#TEAMSPH   |   Together on the Journey 

WEEK 2- Monday 21st January 2019 to Friday 25th January 2019

WEEK 1 - Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February 2019


Year 11 mock exam timetable available to view here.

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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On Tuesday 11th December, we invite all our pupils and staff to join together to enjoy our Christmas lunch. This is always a wonderful occasion for SPH to celebrate the festive season. Due to the preparation , please note that on this day there will be no break time service and the only available meal will be the Christmas lunch. The price of the Christmas lunch is £2.40 and this can be added to your child’s parent pay account.
St Philip Howard will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. By taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, our pupils and staff will be helping give the world’s forgotten children a brighter future. We’ll be helping sort out real matters like global inequality, poverty and hunger and we will be doing this while wearing some Christmas sweaters!


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!