The Last Supper Liturgy

Years 4 and 5 led a liturgy about The Last Supper. The children came together by placing their names around a cross, gathering, as the disciples did on that night. Through readings they told the events of Jesus the night before he died. They spoke the words that Jesus...
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Washing of the Feet Liturgy

As part of our Lenten preparations Year 2 and 3 led a liturgy all about Maunday Thursday where Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. The children led the readings and prayers. They also shared their thoughts and reflections o how they could serve others at home and...
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Palm Sunday Liturgy

This week Reception class and Year 1 began our Lenten liturgies and led a liturgy all about Palm Sunday. They shared the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem to shouts of Hosanna and people waving palm leaves. They shared readings and prayers. They ended their liturgy...
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Tribal Rock Art

As part of their Tribal Tales topic, this week Class 3 investigated Pre-Historic symbols and rock carvings. They examined and discussed images of cup marks and ring carvings on stones found in Northumberland and Scotland. Then they considered the types of tools used...
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Stations of the Cross

On Monday Key Stage 2 went to Church to join the parish in the Stations of the Cross. Mrs Douglass led the children round each station with the children reading the prayers and reflections. The children responded to each station by singing a Taize hymn. It was a very...
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Eco Warriors Litter Pick!

On Thursday 8th March , our Eco warriors joined the Keep Britain Tidy Spring campaign to keep our school and community litter free! As well as keeping our school grounds clean and tidy with regular Litter Collection , our keen committee members took to the street to...
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Science Week!

This week has been an extremely busy week at St Philip’s. Everyone went science crazy! Every class took part in lots of exciting investigations and experiments. Reception Class got the opportunity to programme robots with Techy Tots, Class 1 have been...
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World Book Day 2018

The children came dressed as heroes and heroines on Thursday for the re-arranged World Book Day celebrations. They took part in various activities throughout the day. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes. Our Book Fair which had to be cancelled has been...
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"I co-operate with others in work and play."

Statement to Live By – 19.3.18

Eco Tip of the Week

Cut down on waste by using scrap paper for working out, making notes or rough drafts!


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

One Goal Day

On Thursday 1st July, we all took part in the campaign 1GOAL – Send My Friend to School. The campaign highlights the need to provide education for all children, no matter where they live in the world. In 2000, world leaders promised that by 2015 all primary...

St. Georges Day

To celebrate St Georges day all the children in the school made their own St Georges day biscuits! St. George was an important Roman Soldier who was killed because he stood up to the Roman Emperor who was persecuting the Christian soldiers. In doing this he had to...

Tadpoles part 2

We’ve been learning about the lifecycle of frogs. Our tadpoles are ready 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%
  • Year 2 93.9%
  • Year 4 97.8%
  • Year 6 97.8%
  • Year 1 95.7%
  • Year 3 91.8%
  • Year 5 98.8%
  • Whole School 95.9%


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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