"We are all special."Statement to Live By - 5.9.17
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
In June we were asked to pray for children around the world. We based our Prayer Space on Mission Together and their ‘Day of many Colours.’ The children were invited to take a prayer card and share that prayer with...
Last week it was the turn of Class 4 to come up with an inventive way to make money for our school. They decided to make friendship bracelets and sell them to the rest of school, and they offered to wash the staff’s cars! At a price, of course!! They worked...
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,...
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...
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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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 97.1%
- Year 2 94.4%
- Year 4 97.1%
- Year 6 99.3%
- Year 1 100%
- Year 3 99%
- Year 5 97.2%
- Whole School 97.7%
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