Our school, St Philip Neri with St Bede, is situated in the heart of Mansfield town, with a rich history spanning well over one hundred years. A large school we have over five hundred children from three years to eleven years of age. During our last Ofsted inspection, September 2017, we maintained our grading of Good. In our Diocesan inspection, October 2017, we were graded Good with Outstanding features, and for Catholic Life we were deemed to be Outstanding. In both inspections the children’s behaviour was described as exemplary. We have a long tradition of sporting excellence.
We are a proud Catholic school and serve the parishes of: St Philip Neri, Our lady of Christians (Kirkby), St Josephs (Sutton in Ashfield), St Teresa’s (Warsop) and St Barbara’s (Mansfield). A very happy, hardworking and inclusive school community who put the Gospel values at the centre of our school life. Our motto Fortes in Fides, Strength in Faith, guides us in our work. The holy mass is celebrated on a weekly basis with Fr John Kyne or Fr Jonathan Whitby-Smith, which supports our Mission Statement of “Jesus is in our hearts.”
The children in our school have a strong pupil voice which helps shape school improvement and is illustrated in the active work of our Chaplaincy team, School Council, and Eco team. Our school council regularly work alongside the local council in British citizenship meetings. We feel privileged to work with the young people of Mansfield and their families and help them to achieve their full potential.