After the appalling attack at the Manchester Arena last night all our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones or been injured or traumatised.
We have received the following information from the Local Authority;
There is an increased number of police, including armed patrols out in communities following the incident. These are general patrols aimed at providing community reassurance and there is no need to be alarmed. There is no intelligence relating to a threat to schools and GMP are not advising any schools to close.
Anyone who is concerned about a friend or relative should contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 0095.
Any concerns about community safety should be reported to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321
An online book of condolence organised by Manchester City Council is available at; https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/forms/form/1472/en/book_of_condolence_-_manchester.
If there are any girls that have been particularly affected by what has occurred and require additional support please let school know and we will do all we can to help.
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In 2013 Fairfield High School for Girls was recognised by Ofsted as outstanding in all areas. It is now our ambition to move beyond outstanding.
At Fairfield, the Governors, Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all Staff work together within a tradition of care and service to promote the highest academic standards for all our pupils. We have very high expectations of behaviour and appearance reflecting excellent standards in the classroom. We believe outstanding academic success and personal development are complimentary. We pride ourselves on achieving excellence in a caring environment.
By the time a girl leaves Fairfield we aim to create:
Fairfield High School is one of the oldest all-girls schools in the country, and has been a source of optimism for young women and their families in this area for over 200 years. We have seen many changes. We owe our existence to the Moravian Church, a Protestant body originating in the 15th century, in what is now the Czech Republic. The Moravians believed it was their Christian duty to educate the young and ran schools for boys and girls.
In 1796 Sister Mary Tyrrell opened a small girls' boarding school. By 1881 the school had moved to the former Sister's house (now the Moravian College). In 1906 we moved to the present main buildings. By this time Fairfield was gaining a reputation for academic excellence, as the Honours Boards testify.
After the First World War, Fairfield became a grammar school and changed to a comprehensive school in 1980.
In September 2004, as part of the Specialist Schools Programme, we became a Science College. Although we promote and encourage the role of women in our fast-moving, science-based, technological society, we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum.
We are now an 11-16 Academy, providing a high quality education for 975 girls. Ofsted recognised us as outstanding in all areas in January 2013. Since then we have continued to go from strength to strength and in 2015 we achieved the best results in the history of the school.
At Fairfield we asked stakeholders to tell us what they think it means to be part of our community. This was the result:
Fairfield High School for Girls is an outstanding school. This was confirmed by our January 2013 Ofsted inspection. All groups of students make outstanding progress because of outstanding teaching.
All students have a high regard for their teachers; they enjoy lessons and follow carefully the very helpful advice and guidance given by their teachers. The behaviour of students in and outside of the classroom is exemplary. Their excellent attitudes help them to learn extremely well.
The Headteacher's commitment and determination to improve the school are shared by staff, students and parents. Senior Leaders and the governing body rigorously pursue excellence.