Welcome to Whickham Parochial
At Parochial we pride ourselves on providing a high quality education which focusses on the needs of children as individuals. We are committed to developing children who have a positive outlook on learning and understand what they need to do to improve and reach their potential. We focus on the importance of having a growth mindset and children taking responsibility for their own learning in preparation for their future lives in secondary school and beyond.
We are also very proud of our school community and the nurturing environment that has been created in partnership between school staff, parents, children and the Church. We want our children to come to school and enjoy what they are doing safe in the knowledge that they are going to be cared for by their fellow pupils as well as our staff. We aim to provide our children with lifelong memories and a desire to learn more.
I hope you will enjoy finding out more about our school on this website. If you are new to our school and would like more information, or to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact me.
Peter Armstrong – Headteacher
At the heart of education lies the child...
Our new Year Four class have a busy and exciting time to look forward to this term! Here is some important information about Year Four and details of what we will be covering in class during the Autumn Term of 2017: Autumn Term 2017 overview:read more
Welcome to the world of Year 6! You’ll find it isn’t very different to previous years, but it will include a fair bit of preparation for SATs (more on this in our SATs meeting) and also some transition to help the children with their move to secondary school. Of...read more
Year 6 headed off on the party bus for their special 'prom' celebration at Blaydon Rugby club which has been organised and staffed by our lovely parents! They have been a lovely bunch and truly deserve a night of celebration. We are very proud of the young people they...read more
Despite the weather year 1 had a fantastic time at the Grace Darling Museum. They all got dressed up to re-enact the 'Rescue' story and had great fun doing a treasure hunt in the museum. They even spent a few minutes visiting her grave and paying their respects.read more
We are looking forward to seeing you all back at school.
Parents of Reception children please see the information in your pack for specifics regarding start and ending times for your child for the first week.
Children carrying the banner will be given a letter with instructions. All others please meet at the memorial. We would love to see you there.
For our last day before Christmas we will be participating in Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children (we know it’s meant to be the 13th – we like it better on the last day). Children wear non-uniform – including the jumper – and bring in £1 or a donation of your choosing.