"I know that it is ok for me to make mistakes."Statement to Live By - 22.5.17
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
Today children in Reception and Year 1 were visited by Wendy Oliver, a nurse from Gateshead. She came to talk to the children about visiting hospital. Many children feel worried and anxious when they have to go to hospital for appointments. Wendy was able to talk to...
Year 3 have been studying European Landmarks as part of their creative curriculum topic. In class they have been researching and investigating lots of different landmarks throughout Europe. Mr Harrison set them a challenge to complete a project at home focusing on one...
Children in Reception Class are having a great time on Tuesday nights at Little Kickers after school club. They are learning some great skills and it’s providing a great introduction to sport. They are really enjoying it. Take a look at all the fun they are...
Today we had an exciting morning with a Destination Judo teacher in Key Stage 2. We had an introductory session and have been given a voucher for a free session outside school! It was great learning lots of new skills and pupils who already attend Judo were able to...
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 88.7%
- Year 2 99.3%
- Year 4 90.7%
- Year 6 94.7%
- Year 1 91.9%
- Year 3 90.8%
- Year 5 95.6%
- Whole School 93.1%
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