Fairfield High School for Girls
Tradition. Vision. Learning.
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
Dear Mr Hedley
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
Fairfield Continues to Add Valueadded on Friday 7th of December 2012 at 11:29:32 AM
Mr Hedley is delighted to announce that Fairfield pupils continue to make outstanding progress.
The 2012 Value Added calculation is the best ever and shows 5 years of continuous improvement.
This year Fairfield is in the top 3% for all secondary schools in the country.