Mission Statement & School Prayer

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy opened as The Blessed John Houghton Catholic School in 1965 offering a Christian education, where prayer, worship and liturgy are integral parts of our daily life.

We aspire, as a school:

  • To be recognised for the quality of care extended to all associated with us and to respect each person’s dignity and uniqueness
  • To make the faith life of the school inform and effect work in all areas of the curriculum
  • To be a ‘family’, embracing home and parish, with an awareness of its responsibilities to both local and worldwide communities
  • To establish a whole curriculum which will balance the highest academic standards with the life skills and critical awareness necessary to enable all students to reach their full potential and to respond to the needs of society


Prayer of Saint John Houghton 1487 – 1535

Father, give me the courage to always do what is right.
Instil within me the grace that I may serve you today, as Saint John Houghton once did, through prayer and witness.
Empower me with the conviction to put my heart into all that I do for the good of others.
Provide me with the strength of mind to keep my faith.
And above all, grant me the fortitude to follow your Son, Jesus, amid the mayhem of our often chaotic world.

Saint John Houghton
Pray for us

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy