Welcome to Fellside! Situated in the heart of Whickham, Fellside is very much a community school; here to serve families in the locality and to provide an outstanding education for children.
We are very proud of the strong partnership that exists between Fellside parents and school staff and governors; indeed, this forms an integral part of the success on which our school is based. We are committed to meeting the needs of all Fellside children, ensuring each and every one of them reaches their potential; fostering a lifelong love for learning and providing them with the tools to prepare them for the next stage of their education and beyond.
We are a school with a strong reputation for academic success and we work hard to maintain this. We are equally proud, however, of the wealth of opportunities and experiences that Fellside children enjoy throughout the school year, and we endeavour to ensure every child is inspired to find a skill, an interest or a talent to nurture and develop, whether that is sporting, artistic or musical.
At the heart of our ethos is our commitment to provide support and inspiration to achieve in a nurturing environment in which challenges are recognised and successes are celebrated. Our Fellside Learning Values – the key tenets of what we believe make a successful learner – also form a significant role in our ethos and mission. Known colloquially as our ‘7 Cs’, these include Collaboration, Change, Curiosity, Commitment, Confidence, Challenge and Creativity. All are interwoven into the ‘fabric’ of daily life at Fellside.
Our school website provides a snapshot of life in our vibrant and busy school. I hope you will enjoy reading our many posts on recent activities. If you are new to the school community and want to know more, do contact us to arrange a visit.
Kerrie Hood: Head Teacher
Louise Levy: Chair of Governors
Fellside on Film
We had a fantastic day at Housesteads learning about the Romans and exploring the fort. We met a Roman soldier and trained to become soldiers. We then explored the fort and some of the museum.read more
Our latest mystery readers brought in 'Where's My Teddy?' by Jez Alborough and 'Rhinos don't eat pancakes' by Anna Kemp. 'Where's my Teddy?' was all about Eddy who had lost his teddy in the woods. He came across an enormous teddy and though his teddy must have grown...read more
Fellside's Annual Design and Technology challenge has perhaps been the trickiest yet; however, the students and families did not shy away from the task before them. They were set the challenge to design and build a crane which used air or water pressure to move! The...read more
This week we went into our Forest School to create some sticky snakes. It was similar to what we ended up doing at Gibside with our sticky crowns! We had to look around the forest for things to stick onto our snakes and try to make a repeating pattern. Then we had the...read more
This week we had a visit from two Police Officers called Sean and Phil. They explained what the Police do and how they keep us safe. We talked about Police vehicles and animals, learning our addresses in case we get lost, the emergency 999 number and how we can spot a...read more
Today we had our school trip to Gibside. A big white coach came to pick us up and when we got there we met Liz and Gillian who work there. They took us on a fairy tale trail where we had to find Snowdrop the fairy and she then led us around Gibside to take part in...read more
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The children of Fellside are wonderful ambassadors for our school. Hardworking, polite and with positive attitudes to all areas of school life, they are truly delightful and we are privileged to work with them. Our commitment to the children and their families is to present as many valuable opportunities as possible to them – whether in sport, music, the arts or citizenship – whilst maintaining a strong academic focus through a stimulating curriculum that enables every child to succeed.
Enriching the Curriculum
Fellside children benefit from a curriculum that is greatly enriched to appeal to every child, no matter what they like doing. We participate in a wide range of sporting activities, festivals and competitions including football, basketball, tennis, cricket and even fencing! Our annual ‘Strawberries and Wine’ concert is a much anticipated event in which we embrace the musical achievements of our pupils. Thanks to our class assemblies and whole school performances such as those at Christmas, we seek to invite friends and families of the school to share the work of our amazing children as often as possible. One thing is for sure. There’s always much happening at Fellside!