Measuring rain in Year 1!

As part of our Science topic 'Seasonal Change', Mrs Gaughan asked us to measure how much rain falls in a week in July. We knew that as July is in Summer there would not be a lot of rain but she asked us to investigate anyway. Using recycled materials such as glass and...

Newcastle Building Society Boardroom Challenge

A group of Year 5 children had the amazing opportunity to represent our school in the Newcastle Building Society Boardroom Challenge. Over the past few weeks this group have been working on a presentation with their fundraising idea for a charity, including budgeting...

Happy Birthday Mrs Moore!

We were celebrating today as it was our cook, Mrs Moore's birthday!  Everyone gathered after lunch to sing Happy Birthday to her and present her with some flowers and cards from all the children and staff. We wish her a huge 'Happy Birthday' and hope she has a great...

Stay safe in the sun!

The Health & safety committee have been busy designing posters showing us how to stay safe in the summer sun! So slip on a loose top, slap on some sun cream and don't forget your shades and hat !!

Key Stage 2 Sports Day!

On Wednesday 10th July Key Stage 2 headed up to the Activity Centre to compete in this years annual sports day. Each year group from all our houses, St Aidan, St Bede, St Oswald, St Cuthbert and our new house St Hilde competed in lots of different events. The day...

Angels of the North Choir 2019

On Tuesday 9th July our choir went to the Sage Gateshead to rehearse and perform for The Angels of the North charity performance. The charity aims to provide medical aid and relief of hardship through grants, goods and services to those in need. Lots of school...

Athletics Festival 2019

On Friday 28th June athletes from year 3,4 ,5 and 6 represented our school at Gateshead Athletics Festival. The festival began with a parade of all the participating schools into the stadium. There was lots of different events including both track and field.  It was a...

Hostage Situation!

For year 2's enterprise week they decided to think outside the box! In order to raise money they thought it would be a good idea to offer the school a lesson off and be able to play out! In order to do this they would take Mrs Douglass hostage if they raised more that...

"I can say how I feel"

Statement to Live By

Eco Tip of the Month

Bring in your bathroom plastics for Ocean Day!


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

Tadpoles part 2

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

Race Day

View image Year 1 have been learning about ordinal numbers. They made vehicles in the construction area and used them in the race. We had six participants who raced in the hall! The rest of us cheered for them. We think we are all winners!

Living Clocks

View image Class 3 are on a mission to understand clocks before the Easter Holidays. We have decided to use ourselves as numbers and hands! Can you work out the time we are displaying? Can we achieve our mission...TIME is running out - TICK, TOCK,TICK, TOCK!!!

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 97.5% 97.5%
  • Year 2 96.3% 96.3%
  • Year 4 99.3% 99.3%
  • Year 6 95.6% 95.6%
  • Year 1 93.3% 93.3%
  • Year 3 95% 95%
  • Year 5 100% 100%
  • Whole School 96.7% 96.7%


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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