Printing in Year 4

Class 4 were inspired by the patterns they'd noticed on Viking jewelry, shields, and motifs. Following some further research using a range of secondary sources, the pupils designed their repeating pattern using a geometric, or linear process. Then, after lots of...

Fun with fractions in Year 1

This week Year 1 have been learning all about fractions. We found out that to make halves we need to share something into two equal parts. To investigate this we look at a range of shapes and how we could halve them. Some were trickier than others! Next, Mrs Gaughan...

Congratulations Year 6!

A huge well done to all our Year 6 pupils who have completed their SAT's this week. They have worked so hard all year preparing for them. They celebrated in style with a film and pizza on Friday! They deserved the reward for all their hard work. A special thank you...

Pentecost Liturgy with Year 1

Today Year 1 welcomed members of their family to share a collective worship around the topic of holy days. Together we thought about how Jesus' friends felt when he returned to heaven to be with his Father after he rose from the dead. They were nervous and afraid...

Join the Big Battery Hunt 2019!

The children will be bringing home their special Battery hunt boxes again this year. Let's see if we can collect more than last years fantastic total of 2501! So bring your old batteries in to Mrs Coleman, but please, no watch or button batteries as we cannot recycle...

Picnic Fun in Year 1

  For the last two weeks Year 1 have been working hard preparing for a toy picnic. We have written invitations, menus, and shopping lists and even decided which of our precious toys we might bring with us....

Great Fire of London Art in Class 2!

As part of our Great Fire of London topic we learnt new colour mixing skills. We spent time investigating how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours and how using white and black could change the shade of the colours. Using these new skills we produced...

Litter pickers clean sweep!

You might have seen our busy Keen to be Green team helping keep our streets clean earlier this week! We collected 4 whole buckets full of waste from the pavements around our school. The majority of the waste collected was crisp packets and plastic drinks bottles with...

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Eco Tip of the Month

Collect all used batteries and bring them into school for recycling!


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

Class 1 Bulb Planting

On Tuesday 29th Class 1 went to Dunston Park to plant some bulbs ready for the spring. Everyone got stuck in. It was great fun. We can't wait to watch them grow.

Walk Like An Egyptian!

Key stage 2 went to visit the Great North Museum during the 'Pharaoh King of Egypt' exhibition. We studied artifacts and investigated all the different areas of an ancient egyptians life.We even got to be embalmers and create a mummy! Take a look in the gallery to see...

Class 2 are blasting off!

Our Autumn topic is Space. We have been finding out about space travel, exploration and planets. We had lots of fun building rockets out of different equipment, and also painting funny aliens.

Children In Need

We showed our spots and raises £110! WOW! We not only raised money, but had a great time too. These are our t-shirt competition winners.Look the gallery to see what our school council organised for us in a fun packed day!

Fire Safety in Class 2

We are now Junior Fire Officers! The Tyne and Wear Fire Service visited our school to teach us all about fire safety. We watched a special Fireman Sam dvd and looked at pictures which showed different fire hazards. By the end of the session we were given a certificate...

Learning is fun in Class 1!

We have been very busy in Class 1. Take a look at the gallery and see all the wonderful activities we have been taking part in.

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 92.7% 92.7%
  • Year 2 96.1% 96.1%
  • Year 4 96.7% 96.7%
  • Year 6 96.8% 96.8%
  • Year 1 95.7% 95.7%
  • Year 3 95.8% 95.8%
  • Year 5 96.3% 96.3%
  • Whole School 95.9% 95.9%


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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