We Love Reading in Reception!

Throughout the Spring term all of the Reception children have worked very hard to develop their early Reading Skills. The children are now working through the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Letters and Sounds programme. All of the class have been developing their segmenting and...

Science Week in Year 3 and 4!

Linking to the theme of Journeys, children in Lower key stage 2 worked together to have a super science morning where each group completed investigations into air resistance. A great morning for Year 3 and Year 4!   [gallery...

Archimedes Investigation in Year 3!

Year 3 have been working hard as part of Science week and have conducted a number of fantastic investigations! We have been researching Archimedes linking to our ancient Greek topic and did a mini investigation into his theory of buoyancy! [gallery...

Times Up Challenge!

Pupils from Year 4 along with Mr Wright represented St Philip's at the Times Up challenge day this week. The 4 were chosen for the hard work they have put in on Times Table Rockstars and for learning their Multiplication and Division facts fluently. It was a hard...

Fun Little Foodies in Year 1

On the 27th February, Year 1 were lucky enough to have a visit from Katie and Kirsten from Fun Little Foodies. They talked to us about how to stay safe and healthy when cooking and taught us a range of skills. We learnt how to smash, mash, mix and spread out the...

Red Nose Day 2019

On Friday 15th March everyone came to school in non-uniform to support the Red Nose Day Charity. There were lots of red noses and generous hearts! We raised lots of money for the charity, the total of which will be in the newsletter soon. Thank you to everyone who...

World Book Day 2019

Thursday 7th March was World Book Day! Miss Hill began the day with an assembly and some children shared their favourite books with everyone. We thought about all the different times that we could read: at breakfast, in the car, before dinner, in the yard and at...

Shrove Tuesday

As part of EYFS' Lent preparations on Shrove Tuesday, with the help of Mrs Whittaker, they made pancakes! They measured out all the ingredients, carefully mixed them together and Mrs Whittaker took over with the cooking! With a little of her french flair she made the...

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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

Valentine Disco

[nggallery id=10]            Love was in the air on Valentine's Day. Everyone had a fantastic time at the disco's. Everyone looked amazing and dances their hearts out! They even had some energy left for a slow dance at the end!!! A big thank...

World Book Day!

[nggallery id=9]       The 7th March was World Book Day!  From "Little Red Riding Hood" to "Where's Wally" we had lots of amazing costumes. Everyone looked great and had a fun time.

Table Top Book Fair!

            To celebrate World Book Day we held a table top book fair. There were lots of amazing books to choose from. A big thank you to our PTA for helping out and running the fair. The sales totalled £427.96 and we have recieved £171...

Good Shepherd Appeal

            A great big thank you to all who dug deep in their pockets and down the side of sofas for those 5p's! Our Good Shepherd Appeal managed to raise £142. It was a close competition between the classes, as everyone tried to fill...


            Pupils from years 1/2 and 3/4 were selected to represent our school at a multi-skills event at St.Thomas More. They had to demonstrate lots of different skills in many events. Both teams performed brilliantly. Well done to all...

Class 2 Busy Bees!

[nggallery id=7]          Our Year of Faith project got off to a great start. For their busy bee's fundraising, Class 2 made and decorated bicuits to sell to the rest of school and the parents! It was agreat success and they managed to turn their...

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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 88.1% 88.1%
  • Year 2 99.3% 99.3%
  • Year 4 99.3% 99.3%
  • Year 6 97.8% 97.8%
  • Year 1 98.7% 98.7%
  • Year 3 98.3% 98.3%
  • Year 5 92.5% 92.5%
  • Whole School 96.6% 96.6%


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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