I am delighted to welcome your child to Whickham School from September 2020. 

The school closures will mean our transition programme will be different to previous years and whilst this is an exciting time for your child we realise that the current situation means that they (and you) will also have some worries. Please be assured that as a school we will continue to do whatever we can to support you and your child in these uncertain times so they are fully prepared to join us in September 2020. Further details will follow, but for now we have created this Year 6 Transition area of our website to share information with you and them.

This page will provide you with information about Uniform, Starter Packs, Copies of letters we send you along with details of any Information we need from you.  Please do view the other pages with your child, over the coming weeks we will be providing school tours, meet the tutors, challenges and much more.

Should you have any other concerns or queries you can contact me using the Year 6 Contact Form 

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure your child achieves their potential. We recognise that, in order to be successful in school, children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J McCaughey, Head of Key Stage 3


School Uniform

The Whickham School uniform identifies Whickham students as proud members of the school and community. At all times students are to wear the uniform with pride and respect for all that it represents. Uniforms can be ordered from the Michael Sehgal website and delivered directly to your home address. Click here to view the Sehgal Uniform Flier

Click here to view the Whickham School Uniform Code
Click here to view Guidance on How to wear the School Uniform

Important information from Sehgal’s regarding sizing, ordering & returns Summer 2020:

PE Kit

This can be purchased online from the Impak website and will be delivered to school for collection.  The deadline for ordering PE kits is the 1st of June and can be collected from Whickham School on Saturday 27th June in the Sixth Form building. Please adhere to times detailed in my letter to you dated 19th May in order to ease congestion and so we can follow social distancing guidelines.  PE suppliers will also be available at Whickham School on Saturday 11th July for returns/exchanges. Any outstanding PE kits will be delivered to school in September and the supplier will email you to to confirm that your kit is ready for collection. Click here to view the Impak PE Kit Flier


Starter Packs

The Year 7 starter pack contains an equipment pack, tie, apron (for Design and Technology lessons), a pupil planner, a scientific calculator and a sketchbook.  The cost of the pack is £22.  Payments can be made in our on-line shop. The deadline for ordering starter packs is the 1st June and can be collected on Saturday 27th June in the Sixth Form building when you collect your PE kits.


Personal information

We will require some important information prior to your child attending Whickham School and will email an electronic questionnaire to you for this purpose.  If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact the school office on 0191 4960026 and we will post the forms to you. 

Click here to complete the personal information questionnaire


Year 7 Parent & Pupil Information Booklet


Free School Bus Passes

Gateshead Council’s Service to Schools Team have extended the deadline for the applications for a buss pass to 10th July 2020.

The Application Form is available on the Council’s website: https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/article/2784/School-transport


Letters to Parents

Mr Turnbull, Headteacher –  Letter to Y6 Parents / Carers 19th May 2020

Mr McCaughey, Head of Key Stage 3 – Letter to Y6 Parents / Carers 19th May 2020