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
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
Our musical assembly was held on Wednesday 26th June - an opportunity for our talented whole-class musicians to demonstrate their skills that they have attained across the year. Mr Lee, our inimitable violin teacher, was present to direct the proceedings...read more
Year 6 children really did a superb job in presenting their 'International Cafe' after school on Wednesday 26th June, providing us all with an array of tasty foods from around the world as part of their Entrepreneur Project. The children are saving for an...read more
At last a break in the rain meant Year One could venture forth into our school grounds in order to identify the trees that make up our lush school grounds. Armed with photographs of the leaves of Britain's most common trees and working in twos, they set off in two...read more
Our annual Strawberries and Wine concert took place on Thursday 20th June. As is always the case, we enjoyed a full and varied programme of music and song courtesy of our young musicians. The event closes with the award of our 'Player of the Year' prizes...read more
Here are our model lighthouses made on our recent visit to Souter Lighthouse and completed in school. The children created a switch which completes an electrical circuit and lights up the bulb so they can switch the light on and off. They decorated their model...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!