WELCOME TO ST PHILIP HOWARD CATHOLIC VOLUNTARY ACADEMY

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Applications for secondary school places are open until 31st October 2017

We warmly invite you for a tour of our school and the opportunity to see the school in  action! Please contact Kimberley Ward on 01457 853 611 or info@sph.academy to arrange your visit today.

  • For four consecutive years at least 60% of our students have achieved a higher level result in English and Maths
  • In 2017 62% achieved a higher level in English and Maths
  • Our curriculum offers a wide range of subjects including Music, Performing Arts and Engineering
  • We have invested over £1,000,000 into our facilities, including a brand new catering and design technology block and a Performing Arts studio
  •  Students take their Options in Year 8 to ensure they achieve their potential
  •  We welcome children from all back-grounds and pride ourselves on being an inclusive school
  •  Year 5 and Year 6 children from local primary schools are offered taster sessions throughout the year
  •  We offer Year 6 children a full week of transition to give them the very best start at secondary school
  •  We welcomed Year 7 children from 17 different primary schools in 2017
  •  All children starting in 2017 will receive a free school uniform and PE kit

DEDICATED TO NURTURING YOUNG BRILLIANCE

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.

I am very proud to welcome you to St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy on behalf of our students, teachers, staff and governors. Whilst the school itself has a long history in Glossop, it only became an ‘Academy’ during the Summer of 2015. Building on the strong spiritual and moral framework that has helped make the school so very popular over the years, the new academy continues to draw on the invaluable guiding hand that The Catholic Diocese of Nottingham provides.

Our newly awarded accreditation now offers us the invaluable opportunity to target our budgets and polish our own curriculum; enabling us to closely mirror the needs and aspirations of our students, ensuring they each achieve their full personal potential. Substantial across-the-board investment is also allowing the Academy to significantly improve facilities, helping ensure that St. Philip Howard, its students and staff can look forward to a bright, exciting and successful future.

Mrs. Louisa Morris, Head Teacher

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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.

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PUPIL ENRICHMENT

St. Philip Howard Catholic School boasts many out-of-school activities for pupils to enjoy.

LIVING THE GOSPEL

Our core values never change and we’ll pass those onto every pupil for a better quality of life.

CREATING BETTER FUTURES

It’s the passion of our staff and governors to see every child equipped for a bright future.

OUTSTANDING TEACHING

Our teaching staff are highly trained, highly skilled and highly motivated to get the best from every child.

FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

We place great emphasis on practical skills in addition to paper knowledge for a learning experience.

CARE & SUPPORT

St. Philip Howard offers a strong support network to enrich every young mind and heart.

Congratulations to our students on their excellent 2017 exam results!

Full details will be available shortly.