April – Obedient

In April we were asked to reflect on the time when Mary was asked by God to have his son. The Gospel tells us that Mary was worried when the angel spoke to her. The angel tells her God wants her to have his son. Mary shows great courage and says YES to God. Sometimes...
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Traders and Raiders Day in Class 4!

Bjorn the Viking visited Class 4 to tell and show us all about life as a trader and raider in the Viking culture.  Bjorn gave us Viking names and jobs, and we created our Anglo-Saxon names from Viking runes. We explored the life of a Viking as a woman, the head of the...
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E Safety Workshops

In this modern age of connectivity, there are more and more ways for all of us to access the internet, children and adults alike. The internet is a vast place, and can be scary. At St Philip Neri, we believe we need to prepare our children and equip them with the...
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Easter Egg Competition!

It was another egg-cellent year for our Easter Egg Competition! All the creations were amazing with everyone using their imaginations to the full! Congratulations to all the winners! Everyone who took part did get a little treat for entering. We also held our Easter...
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Resurrection Rock!

To complete our Easter Preparations Key Sage 2 performed in an amazing production of Resurrection Rock. The children’s performance was amazing as they told the story of the Passion. With readings, drama and truly outstanding singing the children were able to...
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Science Week Super Stars!

We recently took part in British Science Week with the theme of “Exploration and Discovery”. Congratulations to all pupils who worked hard throughout Science Week. All pupils were invites to enter the “Super Science Selfie” competition as...
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Lenten Prayer Stations

On Holy Wednesday the school visited the hall to reflect on the last journey of Jesus before he died. Fifteen chairs were covered in purple cloths to show each station. Sometimes we were asked to think about how Jesus’ journey could relate to our lives and how...
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The Last Supper Liturgy

Years 4 and 5 completed our Lenten Liturgies with the story of the Last Supper. They told the story of how Jesus shared a meal with his disciples. They broke the bread and shared it, poured the wine and shared it. They placed them on the cross. They spoke the words...
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"I try to appreciate the beauty and the wonder in the world around me."

Statement to Live By – 23.4.18

Eco Tip of the Week

Save water by having a water butt in your yard or garden to collect
rainwater, then use it to water your plants.


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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School News and Updates

Class 2 Book Worms!

          Class 2 have been book worms today. They set off to the library with books to return and were eager to choose new ones! They even got to listen to a story. They can’t wait to read their new books and share the stories with each...

365 Diary Lottery

  365 Diary Lottery!   Our school council met last week to discuss new ideas for this term. Top of the list is to have some new goal posts in the yard! To raise the money we are holding a 365 Diary Lottery! You choose a date for £1, and once all the dates...

Good Shepherd Appeal

      Do you have any 5p’s lying around the house? We are taking part in a fund raising event for St Cuthbert’s Care. Each class has a bottle which is to be filled with 5p pieces. There will be a competition between classes who raises the...

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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 94.7%
  • Year 2 96.5%
  • Year 4 97%
  • Year 6 97%
  • Year 1 96.7%
  • Year 3 98.6%
  • Year 5 98.9%
  • Whole School 97%


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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