We aim to promote the 7 learning values to all Fellside children to teach them the importance of investing in learning to learn. These values underpin both our curriculum and our ethos and they are central to the tenets of daily life at our school.


We aim for children to show curiosity in their learning; to ask questions and  take risks.


We encourage children to give 100% effort and to be prepared to practise.


We want Fellside children to be brave in their learning; to be excited to try new things.


Using imagination; pushing boundaries; suggesting new ideas and being resourceful – all part of daily life at Fellside.


We encourage tolerance, working together as a team and asking for and offering help.


Learning from mistakes and sometimes finding things difficult is all part of being a learner.


Acceptance of helpful criticism so we can learn from it ensures that we keep improving.


year 3 challengeWe are delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school’s website where we aim to provide up-to-date information about life at Fellside Community Primary School in Whickham.

As well as information, videos and regular updates on class and whole school activities, you’ll find our school newsletter, ‘Fellside Matters’.

The site provides an insight to life within our Fellside community, and we encourage visitors to leave a comment by using the links beneath many of the postings.

Kerrie Hood: Head Teacher
Louise Levy: Chair of Governors


Fellside on Film


Pirate Assembly

      On Wednesday 25th March Years 1 and 2 performed their ‘Pirate’ assembly to their parents and the rest of the school. There were a few groans at the beginning when Mrs Hood shared some pirate jokes with the audience!  The children particularly...

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Success for Leia!

Many congratulations to Leia in Year 3 who was awarded recently with yet another accolade for her astonishing skill on violin. Leia, who is a pupil of both Professor Zakhar Bron in Switzerland and Professor Rashkovsky at London’s Royal College of Music, was awarded...

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Water Fun!

As part of National Science week we investigated air power by making CD hovercrafts and water power using squirty bottles. We had to aim the water at the fish to make them move. Look at the concentration on our faces!              ...

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Egg Rolling Competition.

        We will be holding an egg rolling competition on Thursday 2nd April.                 Please can your child bring in a hard boiled egg wrapped in tinfoil? The children will be able to eat their egg...

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Coming Up

Dec 18 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
1:15 pm
Christmas party afternoon for children in Years 1 and 2.  Party food donations requested from parents, please.  More information to follow.
10:00 am
We are delighted to be bringing Bigfoot Arts Education to Fellside to perform their production of ‘The Littlest Elf’ for children in Nursery and Reception.  Children will meet elves, hear stories and sing songs as the[...]
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us for Carols at our ever-popular service at St Mary’s Church. Further information to follow
12:00 am
We’ll be celebrating Christmas with a flourish in Nursery today with parties both in the morning and the afternoon, so all children get to join in.  There may even be a visit from a very[...]
10:00 am
A clever, quirky and lively adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale…full of humour, songs and meaningful messages.  Bigfoot Arts Education will be at Fellside to deliver a Christmas show with a difference to our children in[...]
Dec 20 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
1:15 pm
Christmas Party afternoon for children in Years 3 and 4.  Party food donations requested from parents. More information to follow.
Dec 21 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
1:15 pm
Christmas party afternoon for Y5 and Y6.  Food donations requested, please.  More information to follow.
Dec 22 all-day
12:00 am
School closes at 3.15pm for Christmas

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Attendance Champions Last Week

Reception 99%

  • Reception 99%

Wonderful Ambassadors

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!


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