Welcome to St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy. Through a positive three-way partnership between, home, school and parish we aim to work together to ensure our children achieve their potential.

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is sponsored by Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocese Education Service (NRCDES)

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It's Official - SPH is out of Ofsted Category!

To view the full Ofsted Inspection Report click here.
To view the Ofsted Inspection Letter click here.


#TEAMSPH   |   Together on the Journey 

School finishes for the summer holidays on Friday 20th July at 12.15pm and re-opens on Wednesday 5th September at 8.45am. 

To view our China Trip Blog for live updates 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

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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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Dear Parents/Carers, As we come to the end of another busy year at SPH, I would like to take the time to thank you all for your continued support. Our school has improved considerably since it became an Academy and both recent inspections and the fact we are oversubscribed in Year 7 for another year is testimony to this. As always, I remain committed to the continued improvement of teaching and learning. Science and Maths are a particular focus and there will be regular updates in the new academic year on these areas in particular.
Dear Parent / Carer, Study Leave Our Year 11 students continue to work hard to complete their GCSE examinations. As you are aware, some students are coming to the end of their studies, therefore study leave can be granted. Study leave will only begin when Heads of Department have confirmed that pupils have completed any controlled assessment or BTEC assignments.


St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy’s facilities are available to hire. Based in the Glossop community; We have facilities for hire that are great for sport, drama, martial arts, business meetings, events plus much more!