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...

French Fashion Show

This half term Class 6 have been learning about clothes in French with Mrs Whittaker.  To celebrate their hard work they put on a fashion show on the 14th February. The children had lots of fun trying different clothes and describing what they were wearing as they...

French Cafe

On the 14th February, Mrs Whittaker along with Class 5, had a French café where they had the chance to taste some French food and drinks. They have worked hard the whole half term to learn about traditional food and drinks. They also sent some invitation to some staff...

Youth Friday Celebration

On Wednesday 6th February two pupils from Year 5 went to St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle to represent our school in the Youth Friday Celebration Mass. It was led by Fr Donnelly who talked all about what a great job our Youth Mission Team (YMT) do in our diocese....

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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

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...

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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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