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
This week Reception went for a lovely walk to the Hermitage garden. The children were provided with a scavenger hunt activity in order for them to become familiar with the garden. We spotted frogspawn in the pond and identified some flowers growing there.read more
Reception are thoroughly enjoying their little kickers sessions. We have been learning to control a ball with our feet and not our hands. We have learnt how to stop the ball by placing our foot on top! It is quite difficult as we need to maintain our balance. It is...read more
Scenes from our bi-annual Art Exhibition today as children rushed to locate their framed artwork among that of the rest of the school. They were more than happy to show off their paintings, collages or drawings when they were joined by parents, grandparents and carers...read more
We all joined in our assembly to wish our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Petrie, a very happy big birthday! Her Year Six class made her a surprise book full of their best wishes and affirmations, Mrs Hood presented her with cards and gifts from the staff and Reception class...read more
Our Mystery Reader this week gets extra brownie points for coming in a second time! This time we listened to the story 'Paper Dolls' by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb. It was all about a little girl who had made some paper dolls. She gave them all funny names and...read more
A couple of weeks ago we noticed that there were a lot more worms in the garden. We decided to find out more about worms and learnt that they are really important to help things grow because of the tunnels they make. When they make tunnels, the rain water gets deeper...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!