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 lovely Family Learning group has been meeting in the library every Wednesday morning for a number of weeks now. A mix of parents and grandparents, the group has been learning strategies that we teach in maths in school, and at the end of each session, their...read more
Proud sports ambassadors collect their certificates. Well done everyone and thanks to Mrs Parker and Mrs Coulby for making it all run so smoothly. ...read more
In design and technology, Year 5 have learnt about how cam systems can be used to create different types of movement. They then applied their knowledge in the design and creation of these spectacular moving toys. [gallery link="file"...read more
Last week, the children in Year 5 performed like true professionals during their class assembly. As always, they rose to the challenge of having limited rehearsal time and produced a superb show. Sharing their knowledge about the Viking raids on Lindisfarne and...read more
On Monday we had a special delivery of 11 eggs! These were not eggs you could eat! These eggs had chicks living inside them! The eggs were kept in the incubator to keep them warm - just like the Mummy hen would keep them warm by sitting on them in her nest. On...read more
Marcus and Rowena came in for our 'Bike It Day'. Some of us had brought bikes and some of us had brought scooters. We took them up onto the big yard and Marcus and Rowena showed us how to ride them. Some children were brave enough to have their stabilisers taken...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!