School News 2020/21

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Head Girl & Head Boy

We would like to say a BIG Congratulations to Dominic and Caitlin in Year 11 who have been appointed as Head Boy and Head Girl for the year 2020 – 2021. They will be supported by Leo and Emily whom have been appointed as their deputies.
All of those who applied can take pride in being pupils who younger students aspire to be like and who contribute a lot to both the school and local community.
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This Friday 25th September we will be having cake sales within year group bubbles to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are asking pupils to if possible bring in shop bought cakes that are still in their packaging which we will then sell at breaktime. Unfortunately we are unable to sell homemade cakes at this time. If your child would like to purchase a cake for this worthy cause we ask that they bring change so as to avoid money being passed back and forth.

Please can all cake donations be taken to Miss Egan in room 3.







The Glossop Chronicle recently ran this article following a very successful online meeting headed by Mrs Morris and the prospective Year 7 parents.  Please click on the image to read the full article.




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!