Running Club

This half term a group of Year 3 and 4 pupils alongside Miss Anthony and Mrs Wright have been taking part in a running club on a Wednesday night. Each week they have endeavoured to run a little bit further on their route along the Dunston Staiths. Their goal was to...
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Leavers Assembly 2017

Today we celebrated alongside our Year 6 pupils with their memories of their time at St Philip Neri. It was an opportunity for them to reflect on all their achievements at school and the friendships they have made. It was also a time for their buddies to thank them...
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Chapel Window

Year 6 have been working with Mrs Coleman over the last few weeks on the Chapel Window Project. Between them they have mapped out a design incorporating elements of the school logo and the old stained glass windows still visible on the gable end of our building!...
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Medieval Banquet in Class 1

To celebrate the end of the year 1 topic, Castles and Knights, Class 1 had a healthy banquet in class. They wore crowns and listened to medieval music while preparing their food. Everyone had a great time. It was a fun way to learn all about medieval banquets!...
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Reception Enterprise Week

This week it was Reception Class’ turn to think of ways to make some money! They came up with some great ideas. Eventually they decided to make and sell some fruit kebabs, summertime lemonade and held a ‘Guess how much Lego in the jar’ competition....
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Class 1 at Prudhoe Castle

Year 1 had a great time at Prudhoe Castle. The weather was lovely which meant they could see all the splendour the castle had to offer. They were able to name all the different parts of the castle by looking at all the different features. They did some drama and had a...
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Bugsy Malone

The finale to our year was celebrated by our Year 5 and 6 pupils with a production of ‘Bugsy Malone’. The performances were amazing with some great acting, singing,dancing and, of course, SPLURGING! The children have really enjoyed practicing for this...
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Class 2 Centre For Life Trip

The centre for life trip – An excellent day was had by all! All of the pupils in Year 2 were fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the science museum. The day started in the Curiosity ZONE! All pupils were able to explore the zone and investigate air...
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"We are all special."

Statement to Live By - 5.9.17


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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School News and Updates

Christmas Jumper Day

Today everyone came to school wearing super Christmas jumpers! Christmas Jumper Day is in support of the Save the Children charity. Everyone looked great in their festive woollies! With a donation of a £1 we raised £111.45. Thank you for your donations. Take a look at...

Nativity Plays

This week Reception, Year 1 and 2 performed their Nativity Plays for all their families. Years 1 and 2 performed ‘Lights Camel Action’ which took a contemporary twist on the nativity story, with judges, cowboys, ballet dancers and rapping camels! Reception...

Christmas Lunch

It was very festive in the hall on Thursday! Mrs Moore and her team decorated the hall with festive cheer and lots of delicious Christmas treats! Everyone really enjoyed the yummy lunch with all the trimmings; turkey, sausages, potatoes, carrots and our...

Carol Singing for Shelter

This week our fantastic choir have been busy singing carols, not only in Newcastle Central Station, but also at Aldi and St Oswald’s in Dunston. They drew quite a crowd who undoubtedly enjoyed all the festive tunes! We even had an appearance from Santa and a...

Year 6 go ‘Batty’

On Friday Year 6 had a visit from a member of Durham Wildlife Trust. They were asking for our help…to make some bat boxes for the local area. Year 6 wasted no time and got straight into action. With a little help from the guide they were able to produce a number...

Choir singing in the Central Station

This week Mr Harrison and our fantastic choir went to Newcastle’s Central Station to sing some Christmas tunes for the public. They performed in the main entrance to the station so everybody could hear their festive cheer! Not only did they entertain all 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 97.1%
  • Year 2 94.4%
  • Year 4 97.1%
  • Year 6 99.3%
  • Year 1 100%
  • Year 3 99%
  • Year 5 97.2%
  • Whole School 97.7%


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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