Opportunity Key Prayer Space

At the start of this new academic year the pupils were asked to think about their opportunities and challenges. We asked the children what opportunities and challenges they are facing at school or home. Maybe they they have got an opportunity to do something new this...

Ancient Egyptian Extravaganza!

Y5 visited the Oriental museum, Durham to hook us into our ‘Ancient Egypt’ creative curriculum topic. Pupils were immersed into this ancient civilization through a variety of activities. First, the children examined real artifacts – inferring what their functions...

WW2 with Animate 2 Educate for year 6

Year 6 were lucky enough to be visited by Animate 2 Educate on Monday 16th September. Dressed as WW2 evacuees, Land Girls, school children, infantrymen, and officers, pupils combined their historical skills with their computing skills to create and investigate. App...

La rentree!!!

We are back in full swing with learning some French!! Welcome to the new comers in year 3 who will be learning French greetings and numbers. Year 6 are very keen to improve their language skills and decided to have a word of the week!!. Class 6 are learning about...

Welcome back to class 3!

Welcome back class 3! We have had a super start to the new year and have especially been enjoying our Ukulele lessons on a Friday morning. We have been exploring our new class text Mr Majeika and have cast our minds back to the Stone Age as part of our Creative...

Music in class 3

Year 3 have been really enjoying their Ukulele lessons with our Music Service specialist Mrs Kendrick. They have been learning a variety of strumming patterns and simple chord progressions. Keep up the good work!  

Thank You, Sir Robert McAlpine.

A huge thanks goes to Sir Robert McAlpine who have given us a grant of £5000. The grant will be used to replace an existing wooden gate on Ellison Road. We will be replacing the gate with a community wall aimed at promoting and celebrating the values of our school...

A ‘Super Start’ for all Learners – A Flying Start!

A huge welcome to all of our new starters in the Early Years Reception. All of the children are currently visiting school for half day induction sessions. Thank you to all parents who have supported their children in preparation for starting school. Please make sure...

"I can make a positive difference"

Statement to Live By

Eco Tip of the Month

Remember to bring in your refillable water bottles into school to reduce single use plastics! 


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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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 92.3% 92.3%
  • Year 2 99.7% 99.7%
  • Year 4 98.8% 98.8%
  • Year 6 91.5% 91.5%
  • Year 1 90.9% 90.9%
  • Year 3 91.9% 91.9%
  • Year 5 98.6% 98.6%
  • Whole School 94.9% 94.9%


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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