School Letters 2021/22

1st December - London Year 10

As part of our drive to enhance Students’ cultural development and engagement in Religious Studies and Expressive Arts, we are inviting Year 10 students to visit London for a residential trip. 

29th November - Face coverings letter
Following recent communication from the Department for Education (DfE) and inline with government guidance we have reviewed our risk assessment and are advising all staff and pupils to wear face coverings in corridors and in communal spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained

25th November - Briars Letter

I am delighted to announce that we will be running a residential retreat to the Briars (in Crich, Derbyshire) for our year 9 pupils from Friday 1st July to Sunday 3rd July 2022.

16th November  - St Ralph Sherwin Trust Newsletter

Strictly St Ralph raises over £13,000 for charity.  Fifteen couples from across our family of schools took to the dancefloor....

19th November - Youth Fun Day

On Friday 19th November, we will be celebrating Youth Fun Day. 

9th November - Ofsted Letter

Today, following our inspection in October 2021, we are even prouder to say that the academy has been judged by OFSTED to be ‘Good’ in all areas.

22nd October - School Timings from 1st November 2021

As you are aware, we have altered the timings of our school day to allow a staggered start and end of the school day, easing the congestion of students arriving and departing school.

21st October- Welcome to Food Preparation

Here you will learn about food and nutrition and develop your practical skills.

15th October- Parents Guide For Accessing Video Appointments

A guide to access Video Appointments.

15th October- Year 7 Review Evening

Our Year 7 Virtual Review Evening will be taking place on Thursday 21st October between 4pm -7pm. 

8th October- World Mental Health Day

To support World Mental Health Day we are going to be taking part in #HelloYellow 2021 on Friday 8th October with a non-uniform day.

4th October - Ofsted

Inspection of St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy by Ofsted.  We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 05 October 2021.

4th October - A Guide for Parents School Inspection

This document applies to all maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units. It also covers academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and some non-maintained special schools in England.

1st October- Intervention Letter

To enhance Students’ progress following their return to school, we have organised some additional intervention to support Students’ progress in core subjects. 

1st October- GL Assessments Year 7

At the beginning of this academic year, we wish to assess Students’ knowledge and skills in their core subjects to find any gaps in learning. 

6th October- Early Closure Letter

In order to prepare the school for our Open Evening we are notifying you of an early closure so that staff and pupils can prepare for this important event in our calendar.

24th September- Year 9 Cooking Club Letter

We would like to invite your child to an after school club, aimed at teaching young people new cooking skills.

24th September- SEND Glossary

A guide to SEND terminology. 

20th September-SEND Letter

I would like to introduce myself as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at St Philip Howard CVA, Working alongside our existing key workers and teaching assistants.

23rd September-Year 11 Review Evening Letter

Our Year 11 Review Evening will be taking place virtually on School Cloud on September 23rd between 4pm -7pm. 

Parents Guide for booking appointments

Parents guide for accessing video appointments

KS3 Food Prep letter

Here, you will learn about food and nutrition and develop your practical skills in preparing food. 

Year 10 Food Prep Letter

Your son/daughter has opted to study GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition.

Instrumental Lessons Letter

We are pleased to announce that #TeamSPH will continue to offer instrumental lessons at St Philip Howard for Year 7 pupils for the 2021/2022 academic year.

25th August - SPH Safe

​​​​​​As we prepare to welcome students and staff back in September, it is important that there is clarification on expected standards and behaviour when all pupils return. 


25th August 2021 - SPH Safe Information Letter

SPH Safe.


25th August 2021- Return to school

We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well and enjoying the summer break.


10th September 2021- Jeans for Genes day

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy will be taking part in this year’s Jeans for Genes Week.


10th September 2021- Glossop Jog

This year the Glossop Jog, is going to take place on Sunday 10th October, 11am at the Redgra at the bottom of Pikes Lane.