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Year 6 Transition

We are delighted that you are considering Fairfield as the school for your daughter in September.  Our aim is to create a smooth, stress free transition from Primary to Secondary school.  Our induction programme has been running for several years and we believe that it helps the children settle into their new school as quickly as possible. On this page of the school website are details about the coming year. Should you have any queries or concerns please contact us via email at admin@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk.

Videos

We have created the following videos to help you get to know Fairfield High School for Girls.

(1) New Beginnings - staff at Fairfield High School for Girls recite the poem 'New Beginnings. 

(2) Information for Year 6 Parents - Miss Mawdsley and Mrs Marlow share key information regarding Year 6 transition.

(3) Interview with Year 7 Pupils - Three Year 7 pupils talk with Mrs Bateman about the first four weeks of Year 7 at Fairfield.

(4) Welcome to Fairfield - Two Year 7 pupils take you on a tour of the school to meet some teachers.

Primary Visits

The Head of Year 7 (Mrs Marlow) supported by the Student Support Team would normally, at this time of year, have visited the majority of pupils who are joining us in September 2020.  Unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, this has not been able to take place.  Although Year 6 transition is different for parents, carers, pupils and schools this year, please rest assured that we are still working closely with Primary Schools to ensure that all of our academic and pastoral information is as up-to-date as possible so that we can support your daughter in September.

School Gateway

The following video explains how to install and use the School Gateway app for communication with school.

Y6 Parents SchoolComm information with audio.mp4

Allocation of Tutor Groups

There are seven tutor groups in Year 7 (from 7A to 7G) and we allocate pupils to tutor groups with a great deal of care and consideration.  Our intake comes from a large number of Primary schools and we use the following guidelines to allocate pupils to forms:

  • In the same form as at least one other pupil from their Primary School or at least one other pupil specified by the pupil or Year 6 teacher.
  • If one girl is the only pupil from that school then she is placed in a form with at least one other pupil in the same position.

If you have informed us of any special requests with regard to your daughter’s form we will take these into consideration. We will also discuss friendship groups with our Primary Schools and take their recommendations on board. Please note that although we try our best, we can not meet all parental requests and the final decision will rest with the Headteacher.

Transition Information Booklet

The following Year 6 Transition booklet has a wide variety of detail regarding the school to prepare you for September.

Year 6 Pupil Booklet

We have sent the following booklet to all Year 6 pupils to complete over the Summer holidays.

School Prospectus

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