Call the ..Nurse!

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...
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Year 3 Projects!

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...
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Little Kickers

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...
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Destination Judo

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...
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April – Sick and Suffering

This April for the Year of Oscar Romero, we were asked to prayer for the sick and the suffering. The children wrote the name of someone who they wanted to prayer for, rolled it up and placed it in a cross. We took inspiration from the Romero cross which are very...
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Backpack Appeal Mini Vinnies

  This May, the Mini Vinnies are again supporting the charity Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals is a charity providing one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. We recently sold pancakes in aid of this charity and were overwhelmed by the...
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Multi Skills Year 5+6

This week a team of Year 5 and 6 pupils represented St Philip’s at St Thomas More in a Multi Skills tournament. They had to complete a number of different activities including throwing and catching, agility, basketball, football and netball. They competed well...
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Ofsted Report

We have received our Ofsted Report for you to read. Click on the link below. OFSTED REPORT March 2017
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"I know that it is ok for me to make mistakes."

Statement to Live By - 22.5.17


Mrs Douglass




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)

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The Bereaved This month the children had the opportunity to remember people from their lives who are no longer with us. The Empty Chair was placed in the prayer space as it represented the gap they leave in our lives.The children could write the name of the person on...

Year of Oscar Romero

To commemorate the centenary year of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, the Diocese are asking us to think about his life and sayings. Each month there will be a prayer focus for the children to think and reflect on. This month...

Judaism Day

Last week we took the opportunity as a school to study another faith, Judaism. The whole school met for an assembly led by Miss Anthony. There she talked to everyone about this faith and found out that a lot of pupils knew quite a lot already about the faith. We...

Persuasion Commercials in Year 4

To persuade: meaning to convince someone to do something through reasoning, sustained effort, and sensory stimulation. Whilst studying persuasive advertising, year 4 were struck by tourist board commercials. Specifically those designed to convince someone to visit a...

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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

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Mrs V Douglass – Head Teacher
Ellison Road
T: 0191 460 4378

Mrs McKie – School Business Manager

School Number 390 3330

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