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
This week we went into the hall as a practise for our PE starting next half term. We sang lots of circle songs and had a great time with the...read more
All who attended our annual Halloween discos had create fun dressed in their striking costumes. From scary skeletons, wistful witches, capricious cats, wonderful wizards, Day of the Dead dames to a pack of wily werewolves - our Early Years and Key Stage One pupils...read more
We have had a great day at Segedunum exploring the Stone Age. We made our own Stone Age homes and buried seeds with deer antlers. We even made our own Bronze Age pot! Some of us got dressed up as various Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age characters and looked at...read more
Year 5 were so excited to begin their training to become Playground Leaders. We welcomed our trainer from the School Sports Partnership who talked to us about the importance of the Playground Leader scheme to help younger pupils in our school learn about friendship,...read more
Fellside children were full of excitement as this year's annual Conker Competition got into full swing! An amazing seventy-two children from Year 3 to 6 signed up to take part in the competition, which followed the same past-paced rules as the World Conker...read more
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Attendance Champions Last Week
Week ending Friday 2nd November: Year 5, Year 6 and Reception
- Year 1 100%
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!