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 5 spent an exciting morning at Chase Park with people from Durham University, Whickham History Society and the Urban Bakery. The children found out about what archaeologists do, the history of Chase Park and its mill and how bread is...read more
A big Well Done to Year 5 pupils for their fabulous performances in the end of year class assembly which had as its theme, the festival of Diwali. Much hard work went into learning lines, preparing dances, practising songs and devising actions for them, as well as...read more
Our wonderful cooks presented a fabulous roast beef lunch today to our children to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday. The children thoroughly enjoyed the crown biscuits, Union Jack cupcakes and cream scones too…mmmmmmm delicious!...read more
Today KS2 children had the privilege of meeting the fastest British female from this year’s London Marathon but that’s not all… she is a member of the British athletics team flying out to compete at the Rio Olympics this summer.read more