"We Love to Learn."
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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
May is a special month when we think especially about Mary, the Mother of God. Our Mini Vinnies led the whole school in a liturgy celebrating the life of Mary. They told everyone about the Annunciation, when Mary was told by the angel Gabriel that she was to have a...
As part of our campaign to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and to tackle problem plastic, the Eco Committee are collecting plastic items to be used in an exciting logo project. They need clean plastic objects in the following colours - red, yellow and blue. Items must be...
As part of Year 2's Creative Curriculum topic 'Bright Lights Big City' they learnt all about the Great Fire of London and the Great Fire of Gateshead. The children discovered that one of the reasons the fire spread was due to how the houses were made and how close...
As part of our Mini Vinnies promise and prayer we think about those who are sick. We decided to make some prayer cards for the sick people in our parish, to let them know that we were thinking of them and praying for them. We are distributing them throughout the...
During the lead up to Easter we held our annual Easter Egg and Bonnet decorating competition and Easter raffle. All the entries for the competition were amazing with some very imaginative ideas! All the children has the chance to see all the eggs on display in the...
We've been busy gardeners during Eco Club and at lunchtime this week, preparing and weeding the large planters and putting in plenty of pansies among the hyacinth, daffodils and alyssum. With all these April showers there's sure to be another explosion of colour in...
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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 93% 93%
- Year 2 92.3% 92.3%
- Year 4 97.5% 97.5%
- Year 6 98.3% 98.3%
- Year 1 98% 98%
- Year 3 95.8% 95.8%
- Year 5 99.2% 99.2%
- Whole School 96.3% 96.3%
Living and Learning Together with a Joyous Heart
Mrs V Douglass – Head Teacher
T: 0191 460 4378
Mrs McKie – School Business Manager
School Number 390 3330