St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy operates a wide-ranging and well balanced curriculum that has been especially tailored to reflect the individual learning styles, interests, aspirations and abilities of our students.
The range of learning on offer encompasses the classic academic subjects, as well as the Arts, and utilises both GCSE and BTEC courses. This broad spectrum of options helps ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full personal potential within a happy, positive learning environment.
St Philip Howard operates a standard single week timetable. Each school week comprises twenty five one hour lessons and each day begins with a
15 minute registration period in Tutorial Groups. Every Tutor Group has members from each of the school’s four ‘Houses’; Challenge, Courage, Endeavour or Determination. There are numerous Inter-Tutorial Group competitions which encourage students to participate and enjoy school activities in a positive spirit of friendly rivalry.
Alongside these Tutorial Groups, the Academy often also operates specific targeted intervention groups for students who require extra input. Support from these focussed groups can be for a period of just a few weeks, or can last the whole year.