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.
Reminder School is closed Friday 4th & Monday 7th December 2020
School Safeguarding Leaders
Please click here to view the full team and how to contact them.
DIOCESAN CANONICAL INSPECTION REPORT - Graded “GOOD”
“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
Reminder - School will be closed for inset day on Friday 4th December & Monday 7th December 2020
Week 1 Monday 7th December - Friday 11th December
Week 2 Monday 14th December - Friday 18th December
Our school day timings continue to be staggered.
Please read below for further details.
What are the timings of the school day?
Our school day will have a staggered start and finish for all year groups to maintain social distancing. Pupils will enter and exit from a number of different points:
Year 7-St Marys Drive- Arrival 8:30-Depart 2:50
Year 8-Sunlaws Street- Arrival 8:30-Depart 2:50
Year 9-Church Gate- Arrival 8:45-Depart 3:00
Year 10-St Marys Drive- Arrival 8:45-Depart 3:10
Year 11-Sunlaws Street-Arrival 8:45-Depart 3:10
GCSE Press Release 2020
This year’s results were the best the school has ever achieved and this was no surprise either! The school has gone from strength to strength, from the point of the school’s academisation in 2015, right through to present day. The Class of 2020 were the first year group to be a part of the reformed school, known as, ‘St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy’ and, shortly after, the academy joined the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust. It was throughout this period, that our journey to success was paved and improvements over time meant we were prepared for our expected Ofsted visit in the academic year of 2019-2020. The achievement of this year group had already been foretold and, we held great confidence in the Class of 2020’s success.
Throughout their time at TeamSPH, the Class of 2020 were predicted excellent progress and attainment scores and, they certainly delivered. The average grade in this year group, across the different subject areas was a grade 5. As expected, the vast majority of students achieved a grade 4 in English and Maths and, a significant proportion achieved the very highest grades (grades 7-9).
The students that made the most progress in the year group were Lara Milward and Jacob Perry- so much so, that in many subjects, they even exceeded their target grades. The highest attaining Students that achieved the greatest number of 7-9 grades across all of the different subject areas were Ella Davies (10 grades 7-9), Sophie Parker (9 grades 7-9), Louis Taylor (9 grades 7-9), Daniel Pickford (7 grades 7-9),and Alex Snape (6 grade 9s). These final two students were also the second highest for progress in the year group too.
We are truly pleased that Students can celebrate the victory of their learning journey at St Philip Howard and look forward to hearing about their continued journey to success in the future. We wish them the very best of luck. They will certainly be missed!
Please click here to view our School Safeguarding Leaders and how to contact them.
If your circumstances have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic and you think you could be eligible for Free School Meals, please click here for more details.
Our Parish Pastoral Council produce a weekly newsletter offering help, support and information please follow the link to view and explore their website.
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