Fairfield High School



      In 2013 Fairfield High School for Girls was recognised by Ofsted as outstanding in all areas.  Education at Fairfield High School for Girls is a transformational experience, which is realised through daily personal and academic excellence.

      Our Mission

      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.

      • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make outstanding progress, achieve outstanding academic results and are ready to meet the challenges of lifelong learning and the world of work
      • Confident individuals who are fully engaged in the life of the school and are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
      • Responsible citizens who are able to make a positive contribution to life in Modern Britain and beyond

      A Proud History

      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 2017 we achieved outstanding examination results.

      Stephanie Bateman - Headteacher

      Core Values

      At Fairfield we asked stakeholders to tell us what they think it means to be part of our community. This was the result:

      F - Focus
      A - Aspiration
      I - Independence
      R - Respect
      F - Fairness
      I - Inspiration
      E - Empowerment
      L - Learning
      D - Determination

      Warm, positive relationships are evident both in the classrooms and around the school. The students have a high regard for their teachers and want to achieve. Students are keen to learn and have high expectations of themselves

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