"I can say how I feel"
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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
It was Key Stage 2's Carols by Candlelight on Thursday in Church. We were honoured to have The Lord Mayor of Gateshead, Jill Green and Fr Leighton to watch the morning performance. The children told the story of the birth of Jesus using readings and carols. The...
The "Flossing" was in full force for the Key Stage 2 Christmas Party on Tuesday. The party was held at the Activity Centre and enabled everyone to lots of space to dance. They played lots of games and danced the afternoon away! Take a look at all the fun.... [gallery...
This term has been a busy term for music with preparations for our Christmas productions involving the whole school. In addition our curriculum music being delivered in association with our specialist Music Service staff has been fantastic. Whole class ukulele,...
Year 3 celebrated the 3rd week of Advent with a liturgy themed around Joy. They thought about the joy Jesus' birth brought to everyone and reflected on what brings them joy in their lives.
In this the final month of the Year of Mary, the children were asked to think about the long journey Mary and Joseph took to Bethlehem. As we are nearly at the end of this year the children were asked to reflect upon all the things that have happened to them this...
Looking ahead to some exciting events next year our KS1 and Lower Key stage 2 children have been attending our weekly morning club with our specialist coach developing core PE skills through the indoor athletics model. Children have had the chance to learn and...
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 97.5% 97.5%
- Year 2 96.3% 96.3%
- Year 4 99.3% 99.3%
- Year 6 95.6% 95.6%
- Year 1 93.3% 93.3%
- Year 3 95% 95%
- Year 5 100% 100%
- Whole School 96.7% 96.7%
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