Community Fun Run 3K and 5K Events in Aid of the MNDA Charity – In Memory of Mick Hackett


3K & 5K Community Fun Run 2017 – Official Page

Please join us at our 2nd community fun run event on 25th June. 3K at 10am / 5K at 11am.

The Rotary Club BBQ and other stalls will be on site.

Volunteer helpers/marshals are also required for this event.

Please contact Karen Morley (0115 9322896 Ext. 266) for details.

To enter online, please click HERE.

Early bird prices apply.

Saint Gobain

Rolls Royce

KRM Ilkeston

Stuart Lee Sport & Leisure

Costco Derby

Derby County FC

West Bromwich Albion FC

Fifteen Design

Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Nottingham Forest Football Club

Trailer Service and Repair


Intabag Ilkeston

Roberts Bakery Ilkeston

BJ Supplies Ilkeston

3aaa (Derby)

Zest Produce (Derby)

Rayden Engineering

Manor Health and Racquet Club, Ilkeston


Langley Mill Contract Flooring

Morley Hayes

Max Plant

School Lottery Update


Many thanks to everyone who has signed up for the school lottery so far. It only costs £1 per week and the more people that are signed up, the greater the weekly prize money. There are currently 138 people signed up which means every week someone from our school community wins £40.20. Everyone entered is also in with the chance of winning a weekly £25,000 jackpot.

At the moment the lottery is generating £50 a week towards PTA funds which is great. Please spread the word.

Ski Trip 2017


On Friday 10 February 2017 37 students from Year 10 and 11 along with Mr Parr, Mr Ritchie, Mrs Joslin and Mr Warden and their families set off on the 24-hour trip to Aprica in Italy for the annual school ski trip.

After a long journey and quick ski fit everyone went to bed ready to start lessons bright and early on Sunday morning.  All groups apart from the skied before group, began to learn the basics on the nursery slopes.  The short walk from the hotel back and forth for lunch meant the groups made great progress over the next few days, leading to everyone using the lifts to the top of the mountain and skiing the long blues and reds down.  The top group managed two difficult blacks towards the end of the week which was fantastic.  The week finished with the slalom races where Chris Sheppard was top of the school!

Evening activities included a fun treasure hunt around the town, bumboarding down the flood lit nursery slopes and some scary ice skating in the town.

The group really worked hard over the week to improve their skiing and everyone made great progress.

A big thank you to all the staff involved.

Mr Warden

Music Quiz Night


A charity music quiz will take place on Friday the 3rd of March to raise money for both Children with Cancer UK and Bone Cancer Research Trust.

The quiz night will raise money in memory of two brave teenagers: Patrick Ward who sadly died of Leukaemia, and Alex Read of Bone Cancer.  It is Patrick’s tenth anniversary year and Alex would have been 18 this year.

With your help and support, these extremely important charities can continue to grow and help children successfully undergo treatment.

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy