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
The Cast of ‘Annie’ Bring the House Down! The cast of ‘Annie’ brought their musical performance to Fellside on Tuesday evening in front of a 100-strong crowd of families and friends. They delivered a stellar performance, in spite of having relatively little rehearsal...read more
Morning Nursery children had a lovely trip to Hall Hill Farm. We learnt lots about all the different animals. In the morning we saw a beautiful peacock and a funny looking turkey, fed deer, sheep, lamas and alpacas! We had a bumpy ride on a tractor trailer around the...read more
Off we went on an overcast day in June to visit what has become the most fruitful archaeological site outside of Italy. We arrived on site to be met by one of the many archaeologists working at the site who talked to us about her complicated job of piecing together...read more
Year Three were lucky to be granted an afternoon to visit the touring exhibition of 3-D bible scenes created entirely out of knitting. Thanks to the Rev. Steele and the Education Officer of Spoor...read more
The Children of Y3 combined drama, factual presentation, choral poetry and sign & song to entertain their assembled family members and the wider school community as they performed their class assembly – What did the Romans Do for us? This was a culmination of hard...read more
On Monday 29th June 2015, the annual Year 5 and 6 Transition Awards took place at Whickham School on Monday evening. 14 children from Years 5 and 6 were each nominated by their class teachers to receive an award – each based on one of the 7 Olympic Values – in...read more
Attendance Champions Last Week
Week ending Friday 5th April, Year 6 with 100%
- Year 6 100% 100%
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!