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Headteacher's Welcome

Vision - At Fairfield, the Trustees, Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all Staff work together within a tradition of care and service to promote the highest academic standards for all our pupils. Education at Fairfield High School for Girls is a transformational experience, which is realised through daily personal and academic excellence. We have very high expectations of behaviour and appearance reflecting excellent standards in the classroom and we pride ourselves on achieving excellence in a caring environment.

Our vision is to ensure that Fairfield girls are:

Successful learners who enjoy learning, make outstanding progress, achieve outstanding academic results and are ready to meet the challenges of lifelong learning and the world of work;

Confident individuals who are fully engaged in the life of the school and are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;

Responsible citizens who are able to make a positive contribution to life in Modern Britain and beyond.


"All groups of students make outstanding progress because of outstanding teaching."

A Proud History - Fairfield High School for Girls is one of the oldest all-girls schools in the country and has been a source of optimism for young women and their families in this area for over 200 years.  We have seen many changes.  We owe our existence to the Moravian Church, a Protestant body originating in the 15th century, in what is now the Czech Republic.  The Moravians believed it was their Christian duty to educate the young and ran schools for boys and girls.

In 1796 Sister Mary Tyrrell opened a small girls' boarding school.  By 1881 the school had moved to the former Sister's house (now the Moravian College).  In 1906 we moved to the present main buildings. By this time Fairfield was gaining a reputation for academic excellence, as the Honours Boards testify.

After the First World War, Fairfield became a Grammar School in 1919 and changed to a Comprehensive School in 1980. We are now an 11-16 Academy, providing a high quality education for 975 girls. Ofsted recognised us as outstanding in all areas in January 2013.  Since then we have continued to go from strength to strength with outstanding examination results over the last three years (2017-2019).

Stephanie Bateman - Headteacher


"Outstanding teaching results in outstanding learning."

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