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...
Today Year 3 visited the magnificent building of Durham Cathedral. We spent the day learning about St Cuthbert. In the morning, with the help of our guide and her costumes and props, we re-enacted Cuthbert's life at various places in the Cathedral and of course we...read more
Well done to all the children who took part in the Intu Metrocentre Great Gateshead Run event at Saltwell Park today. Our Year 3 class ran the 1 mile fun run and ten children from Year 5 and Year 6 entered the 1 mile elite race. It was a scorching morning but everyone...read more
Our love of reading project has been very successful and today we drew out the winner of a fantastic free day out at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens from a very packed reading log box! The lucky winner, from Year One, had brought in several logs already and told us...read more
It was lovely to see all of the classes taking part in national outdoor classroom day. The children spent the whole day outside doing a range of activities including den and raft building, making crowns from natural materials, creating bird feeders and pebble art. As...read more