Our New Saints Banners!

This week we had the grand unveiling of our new Saints banners. The artist Joanna Beech came into school and took all the ideas from the children to inspire her. She used all the designs from the children to create five amazing banners for all our Saints, St Aidan, St...

Lego Club

This week Year 1 and 2 began their Lego Club! Mrs Gaughan and Mrs Linfield set them a challenge.... to build a home for their favourite super hero or character!  They set to work immediately planning their designs first. They were very ingenious with their designs and...

Northern Children’s Book Festival

On Tuesday Chrissy Milburn from Gateshead Central Library came to visit us. She came to tell us about an amazing event  in Gateshead this weekend. Gateshead Library is hosting a Reading Gala on Saturday 17th November. There will be many different authors to visit and...

Children in Need 2018

Today is a special day... Children in Need! Our wonderful Mini Vinnies decided to hold a non-uniform day and have some great games to raise money for this amazing charity. The children had the opportunity to play "Pick a Number" and enter a raffle! The Mini Vinnies...

Felt Poppies

As part of a Design Technology project the whole of Key Stage 2 have been sewing buttons. Mrs Pearce set a challenge for everyone to sew on a button. As we are commemorating the First World War Centenary she decided it would be a fitting way to mark the anniversary by...

Dunston Schools Remembrance Service

Our Year 6 pupils were invited to a First World War Centenary service led by Reverend David Atkinson from St Nicholas' church. They were joined by other pupils from local schools, where prayers and poems were read by the children. Also attending this event were...

Diwali Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali the festival of light. They have been busy making Diya candle holders out of clay. The children have decorated their candle holders with patterns. They had great fun making them and can't wait to try them...

"I try to forgive people when they hurt me."

Statement to Live By

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Don’t forget to take your plastic water bottle with you when you go out.


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

Grace’s Goodies!

Today we had a cake sale in aid of partially sighted children around the world. It was all Grace's idea. She made all the cakes to sell to everyone in the school. They looked amazing and tasted even better! Take a look in the gallery to see for yourself. She raised...

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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 95.2%
  • Year 2 97.9%
  • Year 4 97.9%
  • Year 6 98.9%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 3 97.4%
  • Year 5 99.2%
  • Whole School 96.8%


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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