Tour of Britain Competition

To celebrate the Tour of Britain cycling race in 2019 the school was asked to design some cycling shirts that would represent Gateshead. The tour will be passing through Gateshead in September and it will be an exciting time for our town. All the children took part...

Beach Lunch!

On our final day in school Mrs Moore planned a great beach lunch for everyone. There were some great tunes, food and dancing! With fish and chips, hot dogs, pop corn and doughnuts everyone tucked in! Thank you Mrs Moore and all the team! [gallery...

Beach Sports Day in Class 2!

The sun was shining on the whole school when we ventured out to Tynemouth beach on Monday for a Sports Day on the Beach with help from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). When we arrived all the activities were set up and the fun began. Throughout the day each class...

We are the Champions!

This week Year 6 dazzled the whole school and their family and friends with their production "We are the Champions!" They sang a medley of Queen songs and performed a quiz themed concert. It was an opportunity to reflect on their time at St Philip's and demonstrate...

Year 6 Leavers Assembly

Today we celebrated our year 6 leavers. Our fabulous year 6 were given a leavers teddy from their reception buddy as a reminder of their time here at St Philip's. There were cuddles and tears all round, (and that was just Miss Dolan)! Then everyone watched the leavers...

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...

"I can say how I feel"

Statement to Live By

Eco Tip of the Month

Try and use less plastic in the holidays! 


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

Keen to be green in KS1!

We are now composting all our fruit and vegetable waste at snack time in EYFS and Year 1. Using money raised at the Eco Christmas fair, the Eco Committee bought a large green compost bin and a small caddy to carry the fruit waste out to the bin. Eventually all this...

WOW! Prayer Space

As we are getting to the end of term at St Philip's the children were asked to think about their year. What had they enjoyed doing this year, what had been a WOW moment for them? The children took time to reflect on this year at school, thinking about all the...

Year 4’s USA Day

To kick off Year 4's Road Trip of the USA, we celebrated all things USA with a day of American art and Summer Camp activities. We tie dyed tees, wove friendship bracelets, made S'mores, explored the 50 states, and created abstract art in the style of Jackson Pollock....

Pulleys in Class 2.

On Wednesday 12th June some of our governors came into school to see our creative curriculum in action. As part of Class 2's topic "Land Ahoy!" they have been busy making pirate treasure maps giving compass directions to find it. Now they have found the treasure, at...

Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day we held a special Eco Assembly. With everyone dressed in different shades of blue, it was like looking across an azure sea in our hall today! Every child brought at least one plastic item into school for recycling and it was fantastic to...

Pentecost Liturgy Year 5

On Friday 7th June Year 5 led a liturgy for their families all about Pentecost.They told everyone about this time when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Pentecost comes from a Jewish harvest festival called Shavuot. The apostles were celebrating this festival...

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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 90.6% 90.6%
  • Year 2 97.5% 97.5%
  • Year 4 95.5% 95.5%
  • Year 6 100% 100%
  • Year 1 93.8% 93.8%
  • Year 3 92.7% 92.7%
  • Year 5 92% 92%
  • Whole School 94.6% 94.6%


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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