Peterchurch, Herefordshire, HR2 0SG

"A forward-looking school with traditional values"


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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.

Please follow this link for more about the whole Fairfield experience.


Newsletter - Produced By Students

Welcome to our latest newsletter, the first to be produced by a student editorial team - Levina Bromwich and Jamie Bending. Get your online copy here.

Year 11 Preparation


As the GCSE exams approach, Mrs Gaston has written to confirm arrangements for the final few weeks at Fairfield. Our aim is to make this time as positive and supportive as possible, so that all students are able to achieve the best they can in their exams.
Please follow this link for the full letter
and this link for the essential Revision Timetable.

Free Folk Music In Hereford

Folk music

If you would like to hear some genuine British folk music live at a good venue, you are in luck - especially if you are under 16 as you will get in FREE! Please follow this link for more details.

GCSE Timetable Summer 2014

The vital dates for GCSE are available from this link, with an option to download and print out a copy.
Students should ensure they familiarise themselves very carefully with these dates and times both to avoid panic on the day and also to enable a systematic revision plan.
Attention is drawn to the fact that the official leaving date is after Friday June 27th, so no holidays or jobs can be started until then.

Year 10 Science

For a copy of the letter about a change in Year 10 Science exam arrangenments, please click here.

Josie Pearson MBEJosie Pearson wins Gold

Former Fairfield student Josie came in and did a great charity assembly for KS3.
She spoke about her recent Hand-bike-athon for the Royal College for the Blind (which Miss Saville did with her!) as well as her two most recent campaigns – Seatbelt Awareness and Disability Discrimination.
She was very inspiring – not everyone who has popularity and power chooses to devote so much time and energy to charity!
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Year 11 Revision Sessions

We have organised revision sessions for Year 11 - students found the sessions very useful last year!
Please follow this link for details.

Ramp Up The Red

Just to say a big THANK YOU.
We raised £530 for British Heart Foundation with the 'Ramp up the Red' non-uniform day and cake sale on Friday!

Photos by Olivia Prosser
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Fairfield, as always, has a BIG HEART.

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Ofsted summary

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.

Happy students after Ofsted report


“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”


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
ActionDuchenne £200
Megan Baker House £173.50
St John Ambulance £173.50
Children in Need £143.14

Amazing totals - especially for such a tiny school!


"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."


Free money for Fairfield!!


When you buy online via The Giving Machine, a sales commission is received from the participating shop. 75% of this is converted into a donation on your behalf and sent to your chosen beneficiary(s) – ie Fairfield. 25% is retained to contribute to costs of maintaining the website and distributing donations.
You are buying the same products, at the same price, on the same shopping websites as if you went direct but the difference is: by shopping via The Giving Machine you generate free cash donations at no extra cost to you personally.

Please follow this link to read about helping the school and how easy it is to be involved.


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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!
Whoever you follow, please follow Fairfield.

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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

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