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
Year Four made Mr Hill and I very proud during the Quad Kids competition. The children all took part in four events (long distant, sprint, standing long...read more
Year 5 have enjoyed their introduction to the ozobots. They have been coding the bots using pens, which the ozobot can read and follow. As well as this, red, blue and green pens can be used to give instructions such as 'tornado' or 'snail dose', changing speed or...read more
We have had a special delivery of our very own caterpillars! They were so tiny when they arrived! We have 5 in one pot and 5 in the other. They have special food in the bottom of the tub to eat. Here are our caterpillars after 7 days. Look at how big and furry they...read more
We have had two mystery readers this week! This Daddy brought in 'The Selfish Crocodile' by Faustin Charles and Michael Terry. It was about a crocodile who wouldn't let anyone drink or bathe in his river and when he got toothache, nobody would help him except for a...read more
Year 5 had a fantastic day yesterday learning all about the Vikings at Palace Green Museum and Library in Durham. The day started with a handling session where the children were able to examine a wide range of artifacts from the Viking period. Some even tried the...read more
Reception thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the woods and zoo. The day was split into two parts. During the morning the children visited the woods to learn about seasonal changes. We listened to the birds singing and built nests. The afternoon was spent exploring the...read more
Attendance Champions Last Week
Week ending Friday 17th May – Year 4 and Year 6 with 100%
- Year 4 and 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!