Peterchurch, Herefordshire, HR2 0SG
"A forward-looking school with traditional values"
We are proud to show you our outstanding school in the depths of rural Herefordshire, complete with students, adults and animals. One of the very smallest schools in Britain and one of the very best if Ofsted, exam results and league tables, parents and students are anything to go by. Small schools can provide a completely rounded experience and a full range of opportunities - social, creative, sporting, as well as superb exam results. It requires dedication, vision, commitment and energy and a mutual respect and purpose among everyone who works and studies at the school.
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about the whole Fairfield experience.
Please download your revision and exam timetable above. It might be a good idea to print them out and put them on your wall at home - or on the fridge. Attending on time is vital, so make sure you are clear about all the times and dates which affect you.
TIP: A series of alarms/reminders on your phone/tablet/online calendar would obviously help as well. If you're unsure about anything, ask your teacher today.
Read the online version of our latest newsletter here.
Last week, Ms Barrell took 16 students to visit Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Cheltenham. For more pictures, click here.
Staff get into the swing of things on World Book Day!
The PE Department is proposing to take a residential school ski trip to Alpe D’Huez from Saturday 2nd January to Saturday 9th January 2016 inclusive and we will be travelling with Equity Ski. The trip will be open to students in the current Years 8, 9 and 10.
We are very sad to have to tell you that Kath Davies passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday 26th February, having been ill for a short time.
Kath was an integral part of Fairfield for over 30 years, working as a lunchtime supervisor and support assistant and as Head Cleaner. We will all miss her enormously. Many generations of students and staff will remember warmly her cheerful and caring nature, her positive attitude and willingness to always help and support – not to mention her wonderful cakes.
All our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.
The School Council has allocated the money from the recent charity days as follows:
Action Duchenne £400
Beth's Wish £400
Maya school in Nepal £400
Hereford and Worcester Air Ambulance £400
Emergency disaster relief £440
For the second time in three years Fairfield has been in the top 100 non-selective state schools in the UK.
Read more here in Mrs Gaston's letter.
Ofsted came and saw and reported. Above is their summary and here is the full report. Chair of Governors, Paula James, writes:
The new Ofsted framework is considerably tougher than those applied previously and Oustanding outcomes are not given lightly.
Congratulations are due to everyone associated with the school: the staff - teaching and non-teaching, the senior management team, the students, parents, governors, but above all, the head teacher, Mrs Gaston. Ofsted says: "The headteacher's strong and clear-sighted leadership is the main driving force behind the school's continuing success". This is high praise which the governors know to be fully justified.
Read Mrs James' full letter here.
Our students are VERY generous! Here are some of the details of last school year's giving -
North Weir Charity £300
Concern Universal £300
Changing Faces £400
LEUKA (in memory of Rachel Davies) £200
Concern Worldwide £300
Operational Blessing £300
St Michael's Hospice £200
Cystic Fibrosis £200
WWYL day money raised
Megan Baker House £173.50
St John Ambulance £173.50
Children in Need £143.14
Amazing totals - especially for such a tiny school!
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Please follow this link to read about helping the school and how easy it is to be involved.
We have a Twitter feed where we put new
information - and especially URGENT information - on a regular basis. If you
already use Twitter, just follow
us and you will receive the latest news from school. If you don't yet
participate, here's a good place to start! As with the web in general, there is a
HUGE amount of rubbish on Twitter but, if you selectively follow the right people
and organizations (such as Josie
Pearson, Open Culture, some
of the many BBC feeds and Hay Festival for example) you are kept up
to date with interesting developments in news and ideas. You may wish to find out
more about a particular topic by searching for it or you may be tempted to follow
some of the "Trending" topics which the majority of people are following at any
one time. Of course, if you have a phone which has friendstreams or widgets for
sites like this, you need never miss a thing - but we would recommend five
minutes a day catch-up as enough!
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"This is an outstanding school. At its last inspection, it was outstanding in all main categories. Since then it has significantly improved not just in respect of the areas for development identified in that inspection but also in terms of major developments to its educational provision for pupils and in the response that these have generated." - OfSTED