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...
With the school year drawing to a close, this afternoon the whole school was invited to listen to Year 5 playing their trumpets. They were led by Mr Rushton, the trumpet teacher, who has taught them for an hour each week since September. A big thank you to...read more
Today our Year 6 and Reception children ‘buddied up’ for a visit to the Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The visit was a special reward for the fantastic way that the buddies have worked together and helped each other through the year, and was a...read more
Today Year 5 had an exciting and busy day at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. In the morning we investigated materials and how they can change; we discovered that glass melts at 1,100°C.read more
Well done Year 3 on a fabulous assembly! The mixture of facts, jokes, drama and song went down very well! Your burial chambers, silk hieroglyphics, paintings and clay gods made a wonderful display for parents too. Mr...read more