• Welcome ​​

    Welcome ​​

    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.

  • To view our video message from #Teamsph staff please click below

    To view our video message from #Teamsph staff please click below

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SPH Celebration Newsletter

Lent 2021


“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 reflection 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 

Covid Testing


Due to external circumstances beyond our control, we have not received the scheduled delivery of Lateral Flow Tests therefore we are unable to provide students with testing kits over this Bank Holiday weekend.
Due to this reason, we will be testing all students in school on Tuesday 4th May.
However if you still have any Lateral Flow Tests at home please do test as normal.
https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/ can be used to locate Lateral Flow Test kits if you wish to do so.


You will need to tell school the result of each test by sending a photo of the test result to the below email address relevant to their Year Group.
Year 7 - Covidtest7@sph.academy
Year 8  - Covidtest8@sph.academy
Year 9 - Covidtest9@sph.academy
Year 10 - Covidtest10@sph.academy
Year 11 - Covidtest11@sph.academy



Week 1 Monday 3rd May - Friday 7th May 2021

Week 2 Monday 10th May - Friday 14th May 2021

Please note that school will be closed Monday 3rd May for the Bank Holiday


Please click HERE to see the latest editon of the St Ralph Sherwin Newsletter


Please click here to view our School Safeguarding Leaders and how to contact them.

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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