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...

Remembrance Day

On Friday Mrs Pearce  and Year 6 led the whole school with a liturgy marking the centenary of Armistice Day.  It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. The children led the readings and poems and prayers and gave...

Year 6 Liturgy

This week year 6 invited family and friends to their liturgy on Remembrance. Through their readings, singing and reflections the children led a very thought provoking liturgy which helped everyone remember why it is so important to remember all those who served and...

Great Reception Bake Off!

Reception Class have been learning about harvest time and where food comes from. They learnt what bread is made from and how bread is made. Putting their new knowledge into practice, they set away making bread buns. Mixing, kneading and shaping and then waiting...Once...

NSPCC Assembly

This week the NSPCC came to school to talk to everyone about keeping safe. They showed us some videos and discussed what to do if we feel unsafe. They told us about who we can to talk to and where we can get help. The  Childline number is 08001111 and open 24 hours a...

"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

One Goal Day

On Thursday 1st July, we all took part in the campaign 1GOAL - Send My Friend to School. The campaign highlights the need to provide education for all children, no matter where they live in the world. In 2000, world leaders promised that by 2015 all primary children...

St. Georges Day

To celebrate St Georges day all the children in the school made their own St Georges day biscuits! St. George was an important Roman Soldier who was killed because he stood up to the Roman Emperor who was persecuting the Christian soldiers. In doing this he had to...

Tadpoles part 2

We've been learning about the lifecycle of frogs. Our tadpoles are ready to...

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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 98.1%
  • Year 2 95.9%
  • Year 4 96.4%
  • Year 6 97.8%
  • Year 1 98.7%
  • Year 3 98.3%
  • Year 5 94.2%
  • Whole School 97%


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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