St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy

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St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Address
Abbot Road

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DE7 4HX

Information
TypeAcademy
MottoGarde ta foi
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1965
Department for Education URN137908 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherMrs J. McCarthy
GenderMixed
Age11 to 16
Enrolment609 as of January 2015
Website

St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy (commonly known as Saint John Houghton) (formerly St John Houghton Catholic School) is a mixed Roman Catholic secondary school located in Kirk Hallam (near Ilkeston) in the English county of Derbyshire.[1] The school is named after Saint John Houghton, a Carthusian hermit and Catholic priest who was the first English Catholic martyr to die as a result of the Act of Supremacy by King Henry VIII of England.

It was established as a voluntary aided school in January 1965 called The Blessed John Houghton Catholic School. The school was converted to academy status on 1 March 2012 and was renamed St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy. The school is now administered as part of the St Robert Lawrence Catholic Academy Trust, which also includes two nearby primary schools. The St Robert Lawrence Catholic Academy Trust is overseen by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.[2]

St John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy offers GCSEs and OCR Nationals as programmes of study for pupils. The school gained specialist status as a Science College in 2005, and continues to specialise in science.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy". St-johnhoughton.derbyshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  2. ^ "Academies in the Diocese of Nottingham". Nottingham-diocesan-centre.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  3. ^ "Science College - Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy". St-johnhoughton.derbyshire.sch.uk. Retrieved 2014-02-03.

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Coordinates: 52°57′50″N 1°19′44″W / 52.9638°N 1.3290°W / 52.9638; -1.3290