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Harvest Mass and Celbration of the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

On Sunday 13th October, we joined together as a Parish at St Philip Neri Catholic Church to celebrate our Harvest Mass. Thank you to Father Damien for celebrating such a

beautiful Mass with us and for the generous donations of food that we will donate the Brushtrokes this week. Our children also read with reverence and confidence.

Sunday was also an extremely special day as we celebrated the Canonisation of St John Henry Newman! During this week we will dedicate lessons and assemblies to celebrating this

incredible event and learning more about the life of our local Saint.

St Philip Neri – Pray for us.

St John Henry Newman – Pray for us.

Parent and Child Reading Sessions

Friday, 4 October 2019


Parents, today you will receive a letter inviting you into school each Wednesday morning to read or share a story with your child from 8:40am – 8:50am starting from Wednesday 9th October.

We believe that this initiative will not only support our children with reading, but will also enable us as a school community to share in the love of reading.

Further details and ‘top tips for reading at home’ are contained within the letter that your child will receive today.

We hope to see you on Wednesday morning!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Friday, 27 September 2019



Thank you so much to everyone who donated and purcahsed cakes this morning at our Macmillan Coffee Morning.

We managed to raise £231! Well done children, you’re all superstars – especially the community club who helped with serving the cakes .

We hope everyone enjoyed the cakes!


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.




Welcome to our new blog!

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Hello everyone, and welcome to St. Philip’s new Blog, where we will be sharing photos, events and snippets of news with you on a regular basis.

Come back and visit us often!