Enterprise Week – Year 5

Last week it was the turn of Year 5 to come up with an interesting way to make money! They decided to have a film night for Key Stage 2 children. They priced the tickets and provided some movie snacks! They also held some fun activities for everyone to join in with,...
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Poetry Competition

This term our year 5 pupils have been learning poems off by heart in preparation for a poetry recital competition. Other pupils form our area have also been practicing for the event.The schools who entered were: St Mary’s Whickham, St Matthew’s, St...
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First Holy Communion

On Saturday 10th June we celebrated the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time with our children. All the children looked wonderful and were amazing throughout the service, reading and singing. Despite the weather, everyone had a great time.  It was lovely to...
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Primary Youth Festival

This week our Year 6 pupils attended the Primary Schools Festival at the Youth Village in Allensford. The theme of the festival was ‘RAZED’. As we are living in an ever changing world and growing up in a generation that faces many challenges, now more than...
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Sponsored Walk

Last week our intrepid Key Stage 2 went on our annual sponsored walk to Newcastle. They set off, the sun was shining and everybody was ready for a great day. Once the children got to Newcastle they had three different activities; visit St Mary’s Heritage Centre,...
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Sponsored Activity Week

This week Reception, Year 1 and 2 have been completing a week of sporting challenges. They have been completing laps of the yard, having throwing and catching competitions, dancing and even Mr Evans put them through their paces on Thursday in a PE session! They got...
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University Visit for Year 6!

On Monday 12th June Year 6 had the amazing opportunity to visit Newcastle University. It is all part of our aspirations topic for Year 6, where we give the pupils the chance to understand their true potential. The day was led by our Graduate Ambassadors, Maisie and...
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Year 6 Enterprise Week!

Last week was year 6’s turn to organise an enterprise week. Each class is been given £40 to invest into an idea to generate profit. Year 6 decided to run a number of activities including a nail bar, cupcakes, snow cones, ice lollies and even a penalty shoot out!...
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"I know that it is ok for me to make mistakes."

Statement to Live By - 26.6.17


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

Gateshead Run for Fun!

Today our Year 3 class alongside Mr Harrison went to Saltwell Park to join the Gateshead Run for Fun event. Despite the rising temperatures our year 3 children completed the run around the park. Lots of other Gateshead schools were there competing too. Everyone did so...

Democracy Week

In light of the general election in June we decided to have a Democracy Week. The children have been learning about what democracy means and how it affects them. To end the week, on our Mad Hatter’s Day, Key Stage 2 have been voting in our Polling Station booth...

Backpack Appeal

We have reached our deadline for our Minnie Vinnies Backpack Appeal in aid of the charity Mary’s Meals. We have been overwhelmed by the response! Thank you everyone who donated item for their class. The Minnie Vinnies collected all the items in today and they...

Peace Garden

Our new Peace Garden, funded by a Lottery grant, is nearly complete. Some classes have had a quick visit to see the results, and were very impressed.We are awaiting some further work on the Grotto. There will be an official opening soon for everyone to come and see...

May – The Church

During May we were asked to pray for The Church. We are coming into the feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the birth of the church. The Holy Spirit brings fire and energy to people and places. The children were asked how they would bring that fire and energy. On a...

Call the ..Nurse!

Today children in Reception and Year 1 were visited by Wendy Oliver, a nurse from Gateshead. She came to talk to the children about visiting hospital. Many children feel worried and anxious when they have to go to hospital for appointments. Wendy was able to talk 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 94.7%
  • Year 2 96.3%
  • Year 4 98.8%
  • Year 6 95.3%
  • Year 1 97.3%
  • Year 3 97.7%
  • Year 5 97.8%
  • Whole School 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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