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 - Thursday 5th September - Friday 6th September 2019 

WEEK 1 - Monday 9th September - Friday 13th September 2019


School closes Friday 19th July at 12:15pm and school re-opens Thursday 5th September at 8:45am.


July 2019 will be an extremely exciting month for St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy as this is the month the school will embark on its second trip to China. ​​​​To follow what are pupils are doing day by day please click 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

Your questions...

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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