Tribal Rock Art

As part of their Tribal Tales topic, this week Class 3 investigated Pre-Historic symbols and rock carvings. They examined and discussed images of cup marks and ring carvings on stones found in Northumberland and Scotland. Then they considered the types of tools used...
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Stations of the Cross

On Monday Key Stage 2 went to Church to join the parish in the Stations of the Cross. Mrs Douglass led the children round each station with the children reading the prayers and reflections. The children responded to each station by singing a Taize hymn. It was a very...
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Eco Warriors Litter Pick!

On Thursday 8th March , our Eco warriors joined the Keep Britain Tidy Spring campaign to keep our school and community litter free! As well as keeping our school grounds clean and tidy with regular Litter Collection , our keen committee members took to the street to...
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Science Week!

This week has been an extremely busy week at St Philip’s. Everyone went science crazy! Every class took part in lots of exciting investigations and experiments. Reception Class got the opportunity to programme robots with Techy Tots, Class 1 have been...
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World Book Day 2018

The children came dressed as heroes and heroines on Thursday for the re-arranged World Book Day celebrations. They took part in various activities throughout the day. Everyone looked amazing in their costumes. Our Book Fair which had to be cancelled has been...
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Eggcellent Winner in Class 2!

Just before half term Class 2 entered a writing competition to write a story using the theme of Easter. All the children worked hard planning and editing their stories. The all wrote amazing stories and Miss Hill was very proud of everyone. Then the eggcellent news...
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Give it up for CAFOD!

During Lent one of the things we are asked to do is give alms. This year we joined in with CAFOD’s “Give it up” campaign. Mr Harrison and Class 3 led an assembly telling us all about how by us giving something up we can use the money to donate to...
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Year 5/6 Basketball Tournament

Last week we sent a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils to a cluster basketball event at St Thomas More.  The team played four fantastic games and played really well. They displayed super teamwork and were unlucky not to make the knockouts. Well done to all our...
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"I co-operate with others in work and play."

Statement to Live By – 19.3.18

Eco Tip of the Week

Cut down on waste by using scrap paper for working out, making notes or rough drafts!


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

Science Day

On Wednesday it was Science Day! Each class from Reception to Year 6 took part in lots of experiments and challenges. Take a look at all the exciting activities the children experienced on Science Day….. In Reception Class they were carrying out a sweet and...

Reading Week

Reading Week 2017: St Philip’s have read their way through book week with some serious enjoyment. Our aim for the week was to strengthen our love of reading from Reception to the Head Teacher, and boy did we manage it. All week long, the school has undertaken...

Class 4 at Cragside House

Given that Class 4 have been studying Lord William Armstrong, it only makes sense that we would visit Cragside House, the Armstrong family home. Our day began with the long journey North to find the House, to the East of Rothbury in a picturesque valley. On our...

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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 96.7%
  • Year 2 93.9%
  • Year 4 97.8%
  • Year 6 97.8%
  • Year 1 95.7%
  • Year 3 91.8%
  • Year 5 98.8%
  • Whole School 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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