Year 4’s USA Day

To kick off Year 4's Road Trip of the USA, we celebrated all things USA with a day of American art and Summer Camp activities. We tie dyed tees, wove friendship bracelets, made S'mores, explored the 50 states, and created abstract art in the style of Jackson Pollock....

Pulleys in Class 2.

On Wednesday 12th June some of our governors came into school to see our creative curriculum in action. As part of Class 2's topic "Land Ahoy!" they have been busy making pirate treasure maps giving compass directions to find it. Now they have found the treasure, at...

Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day we held a special Eco Assembly. With everyone dressed in different shades of blue, it was like looking across an azure sea in our hall today! Every child brought at least one plastic item into school for recycling and it was fantastic to...

Pentecost Liturgy Year 5

On Friday 7th June Year 5 led a liturgy for their families all about Pentecost.They told everyone about this time when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot. The apostles were celebrating this festival...

First Holy Communion

On Saturday 8th June our year 4 children celebrated their First Holy Communion. They have been preparing for this special day all year with their catechists Mrs Straughan and Mrs Hebron. The bad weather did nothing to dampen everyone's spirit as all the children...

Good Shepherd Mass

On 23rd May Mrs Wright took two representatives from school to attend the Good Shepherd Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle. It was an opportunity to join together with other schools in the Diocese, to present St Cuthbert's Care charity with our donation from...


On Monday,  20th May,  Cloud from the North East Sikh Service came in to talk to Key Stage 2. It was so interesting to find out about what it means to be a Sikh and about beliefs and practices.  

Keen to be Green in Year 1

We've been learning how to tell the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees in our school grounds and understanding how function of trees are in our environment. To show how important and essential trees are to maintaining our clean air, we decorated some of...

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Bring in your bathroom plastics for Ocean Day!


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

Dissolving Discoveries!

Class 5 have started their new science topic - More About Dissolving! Mrs Williams set them some tricky challenges to separate mixtures of materials. [nggallery id=48]

Science Sense in Class 2!

Class 2 have studying senses in their science topic Ourselves. They held a senses afternoon and used their 'senses passport' to travel around all the different areas! Each group tasted different foods including sweet, sour, bitter and salty! They also used a feely bag...

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% 93%
  • Year 2 92.3% 92.3%
  • Year 4 97.5% 97.5%
  • Year 6 98.3% 98.3%
  • Year 1 98% 98%
  • Year 3 95.8% 95.8%
  • Year 5 99.2% 99.2%
  • Whole School 96.3% 96.3%


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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