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.

GCSE Results

Keep calm and wait for exam results!

Exam results will be available for students to collect from school on Thursday 21st August at 11am.
We do hope that students will come to collect them in person – we want to share in their success and we will also be on hand to help if things have not gone as planned. If the student cannot pick them up in person, we are not allowed to give them to anyone else by hand, by email or on the phone unless we have a signed letter from the student (not parents) giving someone else permission to collect them. This is part of the exam board regulations. Any results which are not collected by 2pm will be posted first class to your home address, so they should be received by the next day.

In the autumn all students and their parents and carers will receive an invitation to join us for Presentation Evening when we look forward to celebrating students’ time at Fairfield and formally present GCSE certificates and school awards. Further details about Presentation Evening will be sent home in October.


Have A Lovely Summer

Summer is here

School starts again for students on Wednesday, 3rd September.

Art Work


Click the picture above for some beautiful GCSE art work from Year 11s who have just left.

India Day at Fairfield

With a Year 10 trip to India planned for February 2015 (linking up with the Dean Academy) and a new link with a Ryder-Cheshire home in Dehra Dun, Uttar Pradesh, we are now sponsoring an Indian child in the special school there. We have had a non-uniform day raising funds for them and the amazing work they do with special needs education in India.
Apart from Year 8 who went to Alton Towers, students did not have any normal lessons on Friday 11th July; instead they had an exciting day jam-packed with educational creative Indian activities – from Indian storytellers, to dohl drummers, bangra dancers and indian chefs… Bollywood, henna and much much more.
They ate, danced, performed and learned…!!

Blessings in Hindi


Llanrug - The Movie!

Llanrug movie

Turn on the speakers, watch the trailer and then
watch the FULL MOVIE by clicking here!

Iceland Trip


For more photos and updates on our Iceland trip, please check our Twitter feed.


Expressive Arts Celebration

Bob Marley batik by Pacho Song

Batik of Bob Marley by Pacho Song

We celebrated some of the terrific work completed by our students this year in the Art, Drama, Music, Textiles, Food, Product Design, Construction and Engineering departments.



We raised £500 for Sports Relief earlier this year and have recently donated £400 to JDRF Type 1 diabetes charity - a charity close to our hearts, with a number of diabetic students at Fairfield.
Look out for ‘India Day’ on Friday 11th July 2014 - more details to follow, next month!

Academy Status


We are very pleased to inform you that Fairfield has become an Academy, with effect from May 1st.
Please follow this link for further information.


Ofsted logo

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.

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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!
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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

Ofsted OUTSTANDING     Fairfield Works

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