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.

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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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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 Member of Year 11, Please find below the timetable for revision sessions throughout the Easter Holidays. These sessions have been arranged to support yourself with your preparation for your GCSE exams. Please attend the extra sessions to help yourself with your revision.
As you will be aware, we had our first Ofsted Inspection, as an Academy on the 16th and 17th January 2018. We are now in a position to share the findings of the Inspection. St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy has been on a journey since being placed in to an Ofsted category – serious weakness in November 2014. We are delighted that Ofsted have now taken our school out of category and judged it to be Grade 3 – Requires Improvement.


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!