About Us


About Whickham School

View our ProspectusWhickham School has always enjoyed a good reputation in the local community. Exam results are excellent and Ofsted reports consistently describe us as ‘good with outstanding features’. However, current self evaluation identifies the school as outstanding. Parents when surveyed comment that the staff really care for the children they teach; former students look back with fond memories.

Although academic and sporting achievement are very important to us, we also seek to cultivate good citizens – mature young people who care for others and have a desire to give back to the community which has nurtured them. Providing opportunities for our students to do this is a very important part of school life, and we are extremely proud of those who step up to the mark. Everyone is valued for their unique contribution to the life of the school. We recognise the special gifts, talents and needs of each individual as we strive for excellence. With over 1,600 students and the largest Sixth Form in Gateshead, Whickham School has the capacity that enables us to offer an outstanding curriculum. Our students learning is constantly monitored to ensure they have the challenge, support and guidance necessary to achieve the outcomes we expect and they deserve. We have a tradition of offering a wide variety of opportunities, with a diverse curriculum and many visits and events designed to excite, interest and challenge.

The influence of our specialisms in Sports and Applied Learning is evident throughout the school and compliments well our many other strengths. We work hard to maintain our excellent links with parents and the community, and we are constantly looking for ways of enhancing these relationships. We have very strong links with our partner primary schools in curriculum, sport and pastoral areas. These provide our students with the best possible start to the secondary school phase of their education. Whickham School and Sports College is a happy community where students can learn and develop as they grow into successful young adults.

We look forward to welcoming you into our learning community.



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