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
Out school is taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival at Spoor Methodist Church, Front Street, Whickham. Why don't you go and see our tree! Many hands have contributed to prepare our Christmas tree – each of our pupils, in fact, from Nursery to Year Six, have made...read more
Effie the elf came to show us her workshop where she makes the presents for Santa. She had a problem - she had lost Santa's keys! We had to help find them by joining in some songs and making our own band! When Effie was hanging the decorations she kicked over a box...read more
We had a very merry Christmas lunch on Wednesday 5th December, courtesy of our cook, Mrs Hopper, and her amazing team. We were surprised to learn that the team had a new member to help on the say, Elf-is the Elf. Here he is enjoying his turkey lunch - though only...read more
Our lovely Christmas tree was 'dressed' in the fantastic home-spun decorations that Fellside boys and girls made when we met in our Fellside Family groups last week. Doesn't it look very festive?read more
Tis the season when we gather together in our Fellside families for our annual Christmas decoration workshops! Across the school, members of our houses, Warkworth, Alnwick, Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, grouped together to make the decorations that will grace our...read more
On Wednesday, we had our final visit to Fellside Methodist Church before our busy Christmas activities begin. We sang some of our Nativity songs for everyone at the church. Good practise in front of an audience! We made them some Christmas cards too and wrote our...read more
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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!