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


School Council Elections: Democracy in Action!

Hot on the heels of the elections for House Captain last week, hopeful applicants for the post of School Council took to the stage on Tuesday afternoon to launch their bid to be a member of the School Council this academic year.  After counting the votes, the newly...

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Our Design and Technology Challenge

You may recall that our annual Design and Technology challenge set earlier in the summer was to make a textile with the Angel of the North as inspiration.  Very fitting in respect of this year being the Angel's 20th birthday. Over the summer, Miss Watson has sewn the...

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Year 5 Create Tortugas de Arcilla!

Did you guess what culture we might be studying in art from the post title? Year 5 are learning about art in Latin America this half term. We have looked at artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to find out more about what artists wanted to represent about...

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Exciting Afternoon

We have had such an exciting afternoon in Year 3! We started our recorder lessons and had some School Council mini elections. I am so proud of everyone who got up and spoke in front of the class. We have had a great week. Well...

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House Captain Elections 2018

The first of our elections for the new school year took place on the afternoon of Thursday 13th September when our would-be-House-Captains gave pledges and speeches to try to win votes from fellow members of their House.  30 children from Years 5 and 6 gave pledges...

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Coming Up

Mar 25 – Apr 5 all-day
12:00 am
We will be taking part in the Big Pedal Fortnight between Monday 25th March and Friday 5th April.  The more journeys that our pupils make to school on a bike, scooter or on foot between[...]
Mar 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
3:15 pm
Parents, carers, family and friends are invited to an exhibition of Fellside children’s artwork which will be held in the school hall after school on Monday 25th March from 3.15pm.  Pictures (which will be specially[...]
Mar 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
3:15 pm
Parents, carers, family and friends are invited to an exhibition of Fellside children’s artwork which will be held in the school hall after school on Tuesday 26th March from 3.15pm.  Pictures (which will be specially framed)[...]
12:00 am
The school photographer is coming to take your child’s photograph on Friday 29th March.  All children are having individual portraits, sibling groups and class photographs taken.  Parents will be invited to purchase these, however there[...]
12:30 pm
Our Year 5 children will be performing at the Gateshead Schools Dance Festival at the Sage.  The performance begins at 2.00pm and will conclude at 4.00pm,  For further details on how to secure tickets, please[...]
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
Following their hugely successful ‘film night’ presentations before Christmas last year, our PTA is bringing the film ‘Peter Rabbit’ to Fellside to get us all into the spirit of Easter.  Tickets cost £5 per child[...]
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Following their hugely successful ‘film night’ presentations before Christmas last year, our PTA is bringing the film ‘Peter Rabbit’ to Fellside to get us all into the spirit of Easter.  Tickets cost £5 per child[...]
12:00 am
We closed today for the Easter holidays. We reopen on Tuesday 23rd April for the summer term.

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Term Attendance


Attendance Champions Last Week

Week ending Friday 22nd March, 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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