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...
When Year 5 welcome the New Year in January they will be embarking upon lots of new topics in Science, Computing and Geography. They will continue their work in English and Maths and begin their transition program with Whickham Comprehensive. It is going to be an...read more
Year 6 went to visit the Durham Oriental Museum as part of our topic on Japan. We had a fantastic day with John, our guide, whose enthusiasm and knowledge inspired both our children and our staff to really engage with the day. We found out such a lot about the culture...read more
Whickham Parochial are getting spotty this year for Children in Need on Friday November 18th. Children in Need Pudsey and Blush ears will be on sale all of next week. Pupils can come to school on Friday in non-uniform, with at least one spotty item, for a donation of...read more
On Tuesday morning Year Four were very lucky to spend some time with a Spartan warrior, Leonidas. He told the children all about his armour and weapons, along with lots of other fascinating factual information about Ancient Greece. The children were able to try some...read more