St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School

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St Philip Neri RC Primary School
Type Voluntary aided primary
Religion Roman Catholic
Location Ellison Road
Tyne and Wear
England Coordinates: 54°57′04″N 1°38′13″W / 54.951°N 1.637°W / 54.951; -1.637
Local authority Gateshead
DfE number 390/3330
DfE URN 108394 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–11

St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Primary School is in Dunston in Gateshead. The school motto is 'A joyous heart is more easily made perfect than one which is cast down'.

The school was built in 1882 as a voluntary aided primary school and was for many years the Parish Mass Centre before the present church was built. The buildings are set on a corner of Ellison Road adjacent to the Gateshead Garden Festival site.

The school has 114 pupils, from reception to year 6, and five permanent teaching staff.

The children in the school are split into 4 houses:

The children earn house points for good behaviour and compete against the other houses in sports. Every week certificates are handed out for special contributions to the school and for good behaviour. At the end of the year the members of the house that has the most points get certificates. There are also awards for children that attended schools clubs and who have excellent attendance.

In 2006 a basketball team including Bradley Syron and Jet Yau won a local Basketball contest. The Head teacher of the school is called Mr Leckenby and the Deputy Head is called Mr J Hattam. Other Teachers include Mrs Grunert, Ms Irving and Mrs Oswald.

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