French Cafe

On the 14th February, Mrs Whittaker along with Class 5, had a French café where they had the chance to taste some French food and drinks. They have worked hard the whole half term to learn about traditional food and drinks. They also sent some invitation to some staff...

Youth Friday Celebration

On Wednesday 6th February two pupils from Year 5 went to St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle to represent our school in the Youth Friday Celebration Mass. It was led by Fr Donnelly who talked all about what a great job our Youth Mission Team (YMT) do in our diocese....

Chinese New Year!

This week Reception class have celebrated Chinese New Year. They have learnt about the Chinese culture and how they celebrate New Year. They listened to the story of the twelve Chinese New Year animals and found out that this year is the year of the pig. The children...

Class 2 and the Snowman!

This morning Class 2 were very excited to find all the snow on the field. Miss Hill decided it would be fun for the class to build a snowman! So everyone wrapped up and ventured out into the snow. Working together with friend the children worked together to plan and...

Reception Library Visit

We had a lovely snowy walk up to the library for National Storytelling week. A librarian read us a story - we really enjoyed listening to Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We learnt about the different types of books at a library and we learnt how to borrow books. Then we...

Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament

This week a team of Year 5/6 went to St Thomas More to compete in a basketball tournament. There were 4 other local primary schools in the competition, 3 of which we had to play. Our team showed fantastic resilience and sportsmanship during all of their games. They...

"I understand the importance of peace."

Statement to Live By

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Brake the ice on your ponds and puddles so that the birds can drink!


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

Summer Science Day Class 2!

Class 2 had an amazing time on Science Day this week. They visited the Planetarium in the hall where they saw lots of incredible stars! It was really dark but it made the stars shine even brighter! In class they learnt all about what plants need to survive. They also...

Summer Science Day!

Class 1 had an amazing time on Science Day this week. They visited the Planetarium in the hall where they saw lots of incredible stars! It was really dark but it made the stars shine even brighter! In class they made paper flowers which opened all by themselves when...

Month of Mary

Each class has been given a travelling rosary to use during collective worship. Class 1 have been joining together to celebrate the Month of Mary. They enjoyed looking through the box and setting up a prayer focus to...

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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 96.7% 96.7%
  • Year 2 95.9% 95.9%
  • Year 4 95% 95%
  • Year 6 93.9% 93.9%
  • Year 1 99.3% 99.3%
  • Year 3 92.2% 92.2%
  • Year 5 98.3% 98.3%
  • Whole School 96.1% 96.1%


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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