• 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.

  • Coronavirus Covid-19 information and guidance for Parents/Carers

    Coronavirus Covid-19 information and guidance for Parents/Carers

    To view our FAQ/SPH Support page click here

  • School Safeguarding Leaders

    School Safeguarding Leaders

    Please click here to view the full team and how to contact them.

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

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


  • To view our Year 6 Welcome video please click on the image below

    To view our Year 6 Welcome video please click on the image below


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To view the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust information video please click here

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“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 

The School is now closed for Summer Break

We wish you all a good and safe Summer and look forward to seeing you all on your staggered return starting the week of 7th September.



Regarding the Government Update on 02/07/2020
As you will be aware, yesterday the Government made an announcement about how students will return to schools in September.
We received this information at the same time as you and, although we have obviously been thinking about what may happen in September, we will now be looking at this guidance in detail with support from the Trust. As soon as we have put together a considered plan we will communicate with you.
Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times.


11th May Following the Prime Minister's update:
As I am sure you will have seen, the Prime Minister announced yesterday evening plans to ease some of the current lockdown measures as part of a “conditional plan” to reopen society. The plans include the proposal for a phased reopening of primary schools from 1st June beginning with Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children. No date was given for the reopening of secondary schools as yet, however, those students sitting exams next year (Year 10 and Year 12) will be prioritised. The government has promised to provide detailed guidance to schools on the measures for reopening to students and staff and as you would expect we will be working closely with the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust to adopt a well- considered action plan and a robust risk assessment so that when the time is right we can implement the phased return of some pupils.  Just as we have done over the last two months we will continue to provide parents with regular updates and will continue to share any further information as soon as we can on the timescales for the reopening of schools and the measures we are adopting to help keep students and staff safe. In the meantime we will continue to focus on the home learning opportunities available for all our families which will include reviewing what we currently have in place.
Mrs L Morris


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.


Please be reminded that Government advice is that the safest place for children is to be at home to avoid the spread of Coronavirus Covid-19.


If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.


To those who have identified to us as key workers everyone will be evaluated as places will be reviewed on a most at need basis.                                 


Coronavirus Covid-19 information and guidance for Parents/Carers please see our Frequently asked questions/SPH Support page. 


Our Parish Pastoral Council produce a weekly newsletter offering help, support and information please follow the link to view and explore their website.

Glossop Catholics Newsletter


Please follow this link to view our video message from #Teamsph staff.



To view the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust website 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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