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...
We enjoyed Outdoor Classroom Day, celebrating outdoor play and learning at our school, and we were lucky with the weather! Key Stage 2 children took part in four different activities during the morning, including painting pebbles. These will be used to brighten up...read more
Year 6 had an excellent visit to Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth as an introduction to our ‘Blue Planet’ topic. We explored the aquarium, took part in a quiz, and had a very interesting and informative workshop on marine animal families. The children were...read more
Welcome back to the summer term. This term our topic will be Lighthouses. The children have already enjoyed finding out about Grace Darling and role playing in our new lighthouse area. We have a very busy term ahead of us. Please find attached an overview of the...read more
We are two weeks in to the Summer Term and Year Five have returned after the Easter Break with an excellent attitude to their work. We visited the Hancock Museum on the first Monday of term, to link into our Science theme this term. We had a fantastic time: We touched...read more