St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

School Blog

Year 5 visit to The Stourbridge Cone House

Friday, 12 July 2019

On Monday 8th July, Year 5 visited the Stourbridge Cone House as a culmination of their learning about glass production in the midlands. The children saw how glass is made and also learnt about the importance of this industry to the Black Country.


Year 4 Visit to Dudley Zoo

Friday, 12 July 2019

Year 4 have had a very busy week this week and on Wednesday 10th July visited Dudley Zoo to further enrich their learning about habitats.

The children had a very interesting and fun time learning about the animals as wells as the history of the zoo. They also behaved superbly throughout the day.

Well done Year 4!

Year 4 Sikh Gurdwara Visit

Friday, 12 July 2019


On Tuesday 9th July, Year 4 visited Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick as part of their multi-faith learning this year.

The children had a lovely time learning about the Sikh faith and had a tour of the beautiful place of worship.

The Hagley Band Visit

Friday, 12 July 2019

On Monday 8th July, The Hagley High School band played a wonderful set of music for us. Their theme for the morning was Punk music!

The children (and adults…) had a wonderful time listening to such talented musicians.

Thank you to the Hagley band for such an entertaining morning. See you again next year!

Sports Days 2019

Friday, 5 July 2019






This week our EYFS, KS1 and KS2 children all took part in their annual sports days.

All of the children enjoyed the events and took part in the activities by displaying great sportsmanship.

Well done children!


Community Club awarded funding!

Friday, 28 June 2019


We are delighted to announce that our Community Club have been awarded £360 funding for our community project. Children from our Community Club ‘pitched’ an idea to representatives from ‘Shape our Future’ to support our community. Our idea was to use funding to set up our own parent/child baking club, develop our sustainable school garden and in time develop our own St Philip’s cook book with traditional recipes that celebrate our diverse school community. The Shape representatives were very impressed with our ideas as well as the confidence and knowledge of the children who pitched the idea – well done children, as always we are very proud of you!

To support our funding, we will be hosting a mufti day on Friday 28th June to raise our share of the funding (at least £60). Look out for news regarding the upcoming baking club!

Year 3 receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist

Friday, 28 June 2019

On Sunday 23rd June, our Year 3 children received their First Holy Communion at St Philip Neri Catholic Church, led by Father Damien. Our children displayed great reverence as they continued their spiritual journey and were a credit to our school, Parish and their families. Thank you to everyone who celebrated this holy occasion with us – we were all so very proud of our wonderful children as they prepared to receive this Sacrament.




Year 1 Barry Island visit

Friday, 28 June 2019

After learning all about the seaside, Year 1 this week visited Barry Island. Despite the unseasonal June weather, the children had a wonderful time playing on the beach and at the fairground. One child commented that they’d a ‘brilliant time at the seaside!’ Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who supported Mrs Evans and Miss Cook during this visit. 

Year 6 visit to Egmond Hall

Friday, 28 June 2019


As a celebration of all of their hard work at St Philip’s, Year 6 visited Edgmond Hall.

The children took part in a variety of challenges that included shelter building, fire making and orienteering.

All of the children (and staff!) had a great time.

Water Safety Assembly

Monday, 10 June 2019

On Monday 3rd June, Sandwell Leisure joined us to deliver a water safety assembly.

The children learnt how to keep safe around pools, lakes, rivers and the sea and what to do if they, or anyone else, find themselves in difficulty by the water.

Most importantly, as we near the summer, the children were reminded to always let an adult know where they are going – especially if they are going to be by water.

Well done children for listening so well and asking such intriguing questions.