"I can laugh and have fun."Statement to Live By - 16.10.17
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
Eco Afterschool Club Spring 2017
2nd Half Spring Term 2017 Y1 &Y2
Take a look at our fantastic Reception pupils during one of their super PE lessons. The began will a warm up of stretching and warming up their muscles then it was time for action. They had three activities which involved throwing and catching, balancing when moving...
This week a team of Year 4 and 5 pupils represented our school in a mini basketball tournament at Whickham School. Both teams competed at a high standard and worked well as a team. They played really well, and despite not winning the tournament, were proud of their...
This week Mrs Wright took two year 6 representatives to St Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle, to hand over our donation for the Youth Ministry Team. In November we celebrated Youth Friday, and learnt all about the great work YMT do throughout the diocese. Among all...
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 93.3%
- Year 2 96.4%
- Year 4 100%
- Year 6 91.9%
- Year 1 94%
- Year 3 99.3%
- Year 5 99.4%
- Whole School 96.1%
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