"I try to stand up for myself and others."Statement to Live By - 20.11.17
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 we joined the nationwide campaign for Children In Need. The Mini VInnies asked everyone to come to school in spots to support this great charity. They even held a competition to design a new t-shirt for Pudsey. There was a great response and some amazing t-shirt...
Year 1’s liturgy this week was all about Belonging. We have been starting to think about Baptism and what it means to belong to our class, our school, and the clubs we go to. We have also been thinking about what it means to be part of God’s family. In our...
On Thursday Mrs Pearce held an assembly for the whole school as it was Anti-Bullying Week. The message was “All Different All Equal”. Mrs Pearce had a treasure chest and invited children to look inside. It was very intriguing as every time the children...
This week a team of Year 5 attended the Multi-Skills tournament at St Thomas More with Mr Harrison. They competed in many events which tested their agility, throwing, jumping and much more. They competed against other schools in our cluster. Everyone participated with...
This week Year 6 went to visit Safety Works. SafetyWorks is an interactive safety centre which provides realistic, interactive learning experiences for the prevention of danger and guidance for living more safely. The children were split into groups and visited...
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 95.3%
- Year 2 95.7%
- Year 4 99.3%
- Year 6 100%
- Year 1 100%
- Year 3 100%
- Year 5 98.2%
- Whole School 98.4%
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