A short welcome from Headteacher, Mr Brogan

On behalf of the pupils, staff and the Governing Body of Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. I do hope you will find it of interest and that it will help give you information about our school community. I would add however, that there is nothing like a visit in person to help you to catch a flavour of our school and what we stand for.

Our aim is to deliver ‘world class’ education, opportunities, support and care for every child as unique children of God. We strive to ensure that the children in our care are loved, valued and supported and leave us as confident young adults ready for life in modern society, equipped with the skills necessary to survive and thrive in the world of today.

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belong to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

In Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derbyshire County Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In-Year Admissions 2023-2024

Admissions 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to school – see Contact Us for the school address

Admissions for Year 7 in 2024-2025

Admissions for future years

Secure your child's place at Saint John Houghton CVA

We are a DCI rated GOOD school.

The applications window for Year 7 starting in 2024 is now closed, but you can still make a late application from the 6th November.  Please click on ‘Apply Here’ above.

Please see our In Year Admissions section below if you would like to apply for a place for your child in any other year group.

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch.

Tel: 0115 932 2896