"I can say how I feel"
Statement to Live By
Eco Tip of the Month
Bring in your bathroom plastics for Ocean Day!
It is my privilege to welcome you to the family of St Philip Neri RC Primary School…
…which is so much more than just a school; we are a hub of education, faith and community, which welcomes all and strives to develop the unique, God-given gifts and talents of all our pupils. Our school has developed a set of core values of ‘Love, Trust and Respect’ which underpin all the work we do. These values have an impact on all we do, they help to deepen your child’s choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part of and the wider world.
I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. Children are recognised as individuals and their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed to the full. At St Philip Neri we develop the whole child and provide opportunities for them to flourish within and beyond the classroom. The strong partnership we develop between parents and school enables children to achieve success.
I trust that you will recognise how special our school and parish community is here at St Philip Neri’s and I look forward to sharing a bright future together with you and your family.
Mrs V Douglass (Head Teacher)
School News and Updates
As part of our Science topic 'Seasonal Change', Mrs Gaughan asked us to measure how much rain falls in a week in July. We knew that as July is in Summer there would not be a lot of rain but she asked us to investigate anyway. Using recycled materials such as glass and...
A group of Year 5 children had the amazing opportunity to represent our school in the Newcastle Building Society Boardroom Challenge. Over the past few weeks this group have been working on a presentation with their fundraising idea for a charity, including budgeting...
We were celebrating today as it was our cook, Mrs Moore's birthday! Everyone gathered after lunch to sing Happy Birthday to her and present her with some flowers and cards from all the children and staff. We wish her a huge 'Happy Birthday' and hope she has a great...
The Health & safety committee have been busy designing posters showing us how to stay safe in the summer sun! So slip on a loose top, slap on some sun cream and don't forget your shades and hat !!
On Wednesday 10th July Key Stage 2 headed up to the Activity Centre to compete in this years annual sports day. Each year group from all our houses, St Aidan, St Bede, St Oswald, St Cuthbert and our new house St Hilde competed in lots of different events. The day...
On Tuesday 9th July our choir went to the Sage Gateshead to rehearse and perform for The Angels of the North charity performance. The charity aims to provide medical aid and relief of hardship through grants, goods and services to those in need. Lots of school...
Please visit our Class pages for regular updates on learning and activities.
The Governors and Staff would like to thank parents for the efforts they have made to ensure that their children have consistently good attendance. Attendance over the last 2 years has been above 96% which is very good. The Government expects attendance of at least 95%, but many children in our school have excellent attendance (98 – 100%). They are keen to be in school and don’t want to miss any of the interesting and exciting opportunities for learning on offer.
- Reception 97.5% 97.5%
- Year 2 96.3% 96.3%
- Year 4 99.3% 99.3%
- Year 6 95.6% 95.6%
- Year 1 93.3% 93.3%
- Year 3 95% 95%
- Year 5 100% 100%
- Whole School 96.7% 96.7%
Living and Learning Together with a Joyous Heart
Mrs V Douglass – Head Teacher
T: 0191 460 4378
Mrs McKie – School Business Manager
School Number 390 3330