St. Philip's Catholic Primary School is located in the Soho and Victoria ward and serves the parish of St. Philip Neri, Smethwick. Children also come to our school from many surrounding parishes and areas of Smethwick and beyond.
We are a multicultural school with a very strong Catholic ethos.
We have a nursery for children aged three and above, and one class in each of the year groups from Reception through to Year 6.
In total we have approximately 229 children including our nursery pupils.
Learning and Working together through Christ
The school has established a mission statement to reflect the ethos of the school. This is revisited each year to ensure that we have a shared vision and values. Our aims take account of all aspects of pupils' abilities and achievement. This includes their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
The school has a clear and positive ethos that is embodied in the school mission statement and aims. This mission statement is displayed in the school hall and in all classrooms. It drives whole school policy for pupils' personal and social development, relationships in the school and a consistent approach to support and respect.
This established ethos means that relationships within the school are good, visitors to the school are made to feel welcome and every effort is made to enhance the physical environment of the school. Additional time to welcome children in the morning allows pupils and staff time to interact before a prompt start to the school session.
The mission statement is also reflected in the schools regular assemblies. Assemblies take a variety of forms and pupils have opportunities to participate actively in them. Parents are welcome to attend assemblies. Assemblies are also used as an opportunity to show how the school values children's achievement in and out of school.
To develop everyone's full potential
by learning and working together through Christ
Everyone includes adults as well as children, as we believe that learning is for life.
To enable us to carry out our mission, we are working with the following aims in mind. We aim to:
In order for everyone at St. Philip's Catholic Primary School to develop their full potential, we believe that our aims must promote and encourage the following attitudes:
How British Values are central to St. Philip’s values, ethos and mission:
Democracy: We actively promote and model democracy by:
Rule of Law: We actively promote and model the rule of law by:
Individual Liberty: We actively promote and model individual liberty by:
Respect and Tolerance: We actively promote and model respect and tolerance by: