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
Our Learning Values, affectionately referred to at Fellside as our '7 Cs' are important to us. Commitment, Confidence, Change, Creativity, Challenge, Collaboration and Curiosity are the characteristics of what we think makes an effective learner. We aim, over time,...read more
Hello and welcome to the new school year! Year Two have thoroughly enjoyed their first day being the oldest in the infants! We have had great fun telling stories of our...read more
A huge thank you for all the gifts, cards and kind words! We had a wonderful day, albeit slightly damp at first, the sun did grace us for much of the day! Thanks again!read more
Thank you to everyone who donated towards our Sponsored Toddle! We had a great day and the sun shone for us! We raised £351!!! Thank you so much! I am in the process of ordering some new equipment for Nursery with this money including a new light box! We will also put...read more
Our Reception class children and their Year 6 buddies have developed strong friendships over the course of the past school year. The older children take a huge role in ensuring their younger friends are happy and settled at school, and lunchtime sessions where they...read more
As part of our in-school transition programme, the children all visited their new teachers and completed a mini project on the moon. Every class had a different focus, with some looking at the phases of the how craters are formed and others looking at rockets,...read more
Attendance Champions Last Week
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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!