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
I would imagine that the pirates of days gone by would have gladly swapped their weevil-infested ship's biscuits (or 'hard tack' as they were rather ominously called) for one of these tasty cookies baked by Mrs Hopper and her team for our special pirate-themed World...read more
This week our Mystery Reader brought the story 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Another much loved story in Nursery all about the mean rat who steals everyone's food and ends up being tricked by the clever duck and the echo!read more
This week we celebrated World Book Day with a pirate theme. We have made our own pirate ship outside and have made treasure maps to find our buried treasure! We have also been learning some pirate songs and played some pirate games in the hall. On Thursday we came in...read more
Year One have been creating seascapes in their art lessons this week. They have used a great deal of techniques from colour washing, creating patterns with precise brush strokes to making effects with paper tearing. Elements they created were all combined in collage....read more
Today we made some pancakes. We made batter by mixing together our ingredients of flour, eggs, milk and water and put the batter into a really hot frying pan. When the pancakes were ready we took them to our pancake station and decided if we wanted jam, lemon juice,...read more
Last weekend, our robotics team took the long trip down to Telford to compete in the Vex iQ NATIONAL FINALS! They were one of 60 teams (only 9 of which were from primary schools, the others being Year 7-9 students) from across the UK who were in with a chance of going...read more
Attendance Champions Last Week
Week ending Friday 22nd March, 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!