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
Here are Year One showing off their latest artwork - mixed media pictures of fireworks over a cityscape. Following a careful look at Nocturne in Black and Gold, The Flying Rocket painted by James Abbot Whistler in 1875. This dark, moody painting shows the thrill of a...read more
We were delighted to receive a letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards this week. Mr Gibb wrote to us to commend us on our school's achievement in the June 2018 Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. We learnt that our results place...read more
We are always honoured to take part in the Whickham Remembrance Day Parade, and this year was no exception. The children who represented our school were either members of our School Council and/or writers of the dedications to past and present military heroes which...read more
It has been fun to watch our wall of presents grow day by day over the past fortnight as children brought in their carefully packed shoeboxes which are destined to travel overseas shortly to be distributed across Europe to children who would otherwise not receive a...read more
To mark the end of our successful Biking Week at Fellside (during which we were very lucky with the weather), we held a celebratory Bikers' Breakfast. Over 100 members of our school community cycled or scooted to school then joined us in the hall for a hearty,...read more
We have had lots of fun in Year 3 this week. We have designed our very own Stone Age cave paintings. We enjoyed our time learning to ride our scooters and playing on the yard for Bike Week. We also enjoyed looking at the many WW1 and WW2 medals and artifacts that some...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!