St Philip’s Catholic Primary School opened in 1973 as a very small primary school with about 70 pupils. It is still relatively small with 182 children currently on roll.
However, since 1973 the school has benefited from various extensions and refurbishments; a school hall was added and has subsequently been extended. An ICT suite and several teaching areas have also been added.
The vast majority of children attending the school live within the boundaries of St Philip’s Catholic Church, which covers a residential area of mixed housing. (Click here to view our Admission Policy on page 7 and 8 of our prospectus)
The staff of St Philip’s is stable and it is this stability that has enabled us to develop a shared understanding of the school’s aims and has helped us to promote continuity in our teaching and learning.
We stress the importance of giving children a sense of belonging. We strive to create a climate in which we can effectively promote positive attitudes and personal development. The children’s behaviour reflects our success and we are proud of our reputation in this area.
‘This school has an outstanding impact on children’s learning and personal development. The children make excellent progress during their time at school. Their attitudes and behaviour in classrooms and around the school are excellent.’ Ofsted December 2006