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...
I hope you have had a happy and restful Christmas break and that 2017 has got off to a good start for you! This term is a very busy one in Year 6 – preparation for our SATs tests steps up a few gears, and it also includes our visit to Robinwood. We’ve already had our...read more
This afternoon Year 3 and Year 4 had great fun at their Christmas party playing traditional games and dancing. Everyone looked fabulous in their party clothes. At the end of the party each child was given a present which was generously bought by the Friends. A big...read more
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 performed 'What's behind the stable door?' last week for parents. They all did an amazing job and all the teachers are very proud of them. There were lots of laughs and applause at both performances and the children sang their hearts out....read more
A huge 'Thank you' to Mr Houlsby for making the children's first term in Reception so enjoyable. Mr. Houlsby is taking up a new post in January at Brunton First School. We will all miss him and wish him good luck. I have enjoyed my first two days back and look...read more