Fairfield High School for Girls
Tradition. Vision. Learning.
Open Evening - Wednesday 2nd October 2013added on Tuesday 17th of September 2013 at 12:01:30 PM
This year, our Open Evening for prospective pupils and their parents will be held on Wednesday 2nd October 2013 from 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
It is essential that parents who wish their daughter to be considered for a place at Fairfield attend the Open Evening or call in at the school to collect a Prospectus and information about the procedures for applications as soon as possible after 3rd October.
If you are planning to attend our Open Evening, we ask that you do not arrive at the school any earlier than 6.50pm.
We also respectfully request that you DO NOT PARK in Fairfield Moravian Square, on Fairfield Avenue, on Broadway and neighbouring streets or in the school grounds. Please park outside of the immediate area and access the school on foot, where possible. If you are a blue badge holder, please contact the school to make alternative arrangements.
We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by the school’s limited parking arrangements and we appreciate your understanding of the difficulties that this lack of provision inevitably causes. If possible, please make other transport and parking arrangements in order to minimise traffic congestion in these areas on the night.
Ofsted Outstanding Providers 2012-2013added on Tuesday 4th of June 2013 at 12:29:53 PM
Dear Headteacher and Governing Body
One of my most enjoyable duties as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector is to celebrate the success of those judged to be outstanding when they were inspected. Please accept my warmest congratulations on achieving this very high standard of practice.
The judgement of outstanding means that you are exceptional and significant elements of your work are exemplary. I do not underestimate the considerable hard work, expertise and commitment it takes to achieve outstanding provider status.
The full list of outstanding providers will be published on Ofsted's website in November 2013 to coincide with the launch of my Annual Report.
To help you share and promote your success, I enclose a certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement, as well as a CD-ROM with the official Ofsted 'outstanding' logo for use on your stationery and other publicity materials.
Finally, in addition to my congratulations, my thanks for all you are doing to raise standards and improve lives.
Sir Michael Wilshaw
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector
Fairfield is an Outstanding Schooladded on Friday 15th of February 2013 at 12:16:31 PM
I am delighted to share the news that Ofsted inspectors have found us to be outstanding (the top grade) in all areas.
For further details, please see the link to the full Ofsted report under 'Standards'.
I would like to thank pupils, staff, parents and governors for their contribution to this fantastic achievement.
John Hedley - Headteacher
Congratulations from the Minister of State for Schoolsadded on Friday 1st of February 2013 at 01:34:54 PM
2012 Secondary School Performance Tables
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent GCSE performance of your pupils in 2012.
There are many ways to assess school performance. On this occasion we have looked at the performance of pupils in five GCSEs: English and Mathematics, and the pupil's three best other GCSEs.
Your results show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools in terms of the progress that your pupils on free school meals make between Key Stage 2 results, and their GCSEs in English and Maths. As you may know, I personally place particular importance on the role that schools can play in supporting social mobility by ensuring that all pupils, whatever their background, are successful. Your school is exceptionally effective in educating pupils on free school meals, and I commend you for everything that you are doing in this area.
I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success and thank you for your leadership in continuing the drive towards high standards of educational achievement.
David Laws MP
Minister of State for Schools
Department for Education
One of the best schools in Britainadded on Friday 1st of February 2013 at 01:24:41 PM
One of the best schools in Britain for improving students' results.
"A Tameside school is among the best in Britain for improving students' results. Fairfield High School for Girls has once again topped Tameside's secondary school league table after 78% of its students got 5 or more A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English last summer.
The Droylsden School is also the best in Greater Manchester and the third best in the whole of the North West when looking at 'Value Added' scores.
This indicator looks at how students perform when they leave school against how they're expected to perform based on their results before they start.
The high score means that the girls' school is one of the best in Britain at helping its students go above and beyond expectations during their time at the school.
Headteacher John Hedley said: "The success is down to thousands of tiny things that all get added up, including the outstanding teaching that the staff at Fairfield deliver and personalising the learning to every pupil. I also want to add that it's parents and carers for their support and the hard work of the girls. We can improve and that's by not being complacent, working with every single pupil and tailoring the curriculum to each individual pupil".
The news of Fairfield's continuing success came as the Government released the official GCSE league tables for England. The results show that Tameside's schools are continuing to improve with the borough GCSE average edging closer to the national average".
The Advertiser - Thursday 31st January 2013