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
Fellside scored an impressive medal tally at the recent School Sports Partnership Primary Schools Athletics Festival at Gateshead Stadium on 28th June – 9 medals in total: 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Congratulations on the successes of the following children: Isla...read more
We were thrilled to receive the Happy, Healthy, Inclusive Schools Award from Don Sweeney recently - we are told that we're only the second school in the country to achieve this. We have to demonstrate that we had met a range of criteria covering healthy eating,...read more
Every year, Whickham School and Sports College told a transition awards ceremony for the local primary schools. Year 5 and 6 pupils are nominated by their teachers for awards which match the olympic values: respect, excellence, friendship, equality, determination,...read more
This week we finally got our potatoes harvested! We planted them back in May and have been slowly watching the shoots and leaves getting taller and taller! We had two types of potatoes - royal and rocket. There were 30 royal potatoes and 32 rocket potatoes! Some were...read more
This week our Mystery Readers brought in the stories 'I need a new bum' by Dawn McMillan and 'Be brave little penguin' by Giles Andreae. 'I need a new bum' was all about a boy who noticed his bum had a crack in it so he had to find a new one! 'Be brave little penguin'...read more
In their literacy work, Year Five have been exploring how to write a documentary. We have looked at the narration of the wonderful Sir David Attenborough as inspiration, and thought about how he uses varied sentence types to maintain an engaging pace. The children...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!