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.


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.year 3 challenge

Kerrie Hood: Head Teacher
Louise Levy: Chair of Governors


Fellside on Film


Robotics with Mr Nelson

A few weeks ago, the children in Year Five received a visit from Mike Nelson, from Go Ahead Training.  He worked with the them to help develop their understanding of how to program (or code) robots using a software similar to the coding program called Scratch, which...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree,  how lovely are your branches! The Fellside Family Christmas decoration making session clearly worked a treat.  Our hard work certainly paid off, the Christmas tree looks superb with its handmade blue, silver and white themed...

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Astro Science Challenge – Year 5

This term, the children in Year 5 have joined many schools across the county in taking part in the Astro Science Challenge.  This is an exciting project ran by the Unlimited Space Agency, in collaboration with the British astronaut Tim Peake, in the lead up to Tim’s...

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Christmas Lunch

Mrs Irving, our cook, had to order an enormous turkey this year as there were almost two hundred children and staff for Christmas lunch on Thursday! As always, the food was delicious and the children thoroughly enjoyed it whilst listening to Christmas carols. Thank...

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Coming Up

12:00 am
Fellside will be closed on Thursday 23rd May for our Occasional Day.
May 24 all-day
12:00 am
Children are invited to ‘dress down’ in their ‘comfies’ for school today in exchange for a bottle for the bottle stall at the PTA Summer Fair on Friday 14th June
May 24 @ 8:15 am – 1:15 pm
8:15 am
Year 6 children should arrive in school at 8.15am in readiness for an 8.25am departure by coach for the Gateshead Schools Fun Run in Saltwell Park.  Children must bring a packed lunch which they will[...]
12:00 am
School closed for summer half term week.
Jun 5 @ 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
8:30 am
Our annual summer day out!  All of our Nursery children will be paying a visit to the National Trust’s Gibside Estate.
Jun 6 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
9:10 am
Our Year 3 class will deliver their class assembly to friends and family on their history topic – Romans.
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm
9:00 am
Our Year 3 class will spend the day at Housesteads.  Further details to follow.

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Term Attendance


Attendance Champions Last Week

Week ending Friday 17th May – Year 4 and Year 6 with 100%

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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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