Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome from the Headteacher


At St. Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy we aim to achieve the best from our students in everything they do.


I am delighted to welcome you to our website and I hope that it provides you with a flavour of life at St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy. Through a three – way partnership between home, school and parish we aim to work together to ensure our children achieve their potential. We believe that a happy child is a fulfilled child and therefore our strong pastoral system is of key importance to us. Our Catholic faith underpins everything that we do and ensures that our pupils are well rounded, confident young people with increasingly high aspirations. We are on an exciting journey at SPH and we firmly believe that by working together all our pupils will have a bright future ahead.




Together on the Journey 




Our Mission Statement

#TeamSPH: Together on the Journey


Together, we will make the SPH journey: safely, respectfully and with kindness as part of a united Catholic family. 


God will be at the heart of our journey, supporting us to realise the potential of our God given talents.


Our Gospel Values will guide us on our journey, helping us to make brave choices along the way.


Respect for all will be at the spirit of our journey and we will embrace the uniqueness of everyone we greet.


Inspiration and passion for learning will lead us all to have a memorable and successful journey.



"The headteacher is an inspirational leader and the strong leadership shown by the senior team have galvanized the school community and taken them on a journey of reflection and development." - DCI Report, 2018