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 One enjoyed a really interesting visit from Nursery Nurse Wendy and Nurse Ashley on Friday 1st of March. Both people work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Nurse Wendy told all about what might happen if we had to pay a visit to hospital. At first,...read more
Thank to our mystery reader this week who brought the story of 'The Gruffalo' in by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This is definitely one of our favorites in Nursery and I think we impressed our reader by knowing so many parts of the story by heart!read more
Today we had some special visitors in Nursery! Nurse Ashley and Nurse Wendy came to tell us all about the different people who work in hospitals and what their jobs are. We talked about why you might need to go into hospital and the different rooms and equipment you...read more
Year One have been learning some Yoga and have improved so much, lesson upon lesson, that they wanted to share their success here. They certainly have improved their strength, flexibility and balance. Concerned with the gross development of our children, we have used...read more
School Funding_Letter to Parents_February 2019read more
Fellside Fun Club February Newsletterread 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!