House System


The House System plays a key role in communicating and modelling Fairfield’s ethos and culture. It provides each member of our community with a sense of belonging. Each student is placed in one of four houses–currently named by our students after inspirational and creative Bristolians–and is supported by a well-balanced programme of competitions and activities led by our Heads of House, House Systems Manager and student leaders.

The aim of the House System is to provide students with personal development opportunities such as working together to benefit the school community, select charities, and their local community. House members are encouraged to think creatively, critically and collaboratively to enact their ideas and goals.

Competitions and events take place throughout the year and include inter-house competitions, Sports Day and Core Skills Day. Achievement Points are awarded to students for excellent behaviour and participation. A trophy is awarded termly to the House which earns the most Achievement Points. Recognition and incentives are provided by the school and our community partners. Do let us know if you’d like to contribute a prize or reward opportunity.

The house names for this academic year are as follows:


The Head of Emerald House Miss Ayre: “It’s important that students feel a part of the school community. This creates a sense of teamwork; allowing students to be expressive and then take an active role in the opportunities available to them.” Email me


The Head of Sapphire House Mr Brooks: “I want to make school and rewards even more enjoyable for students. I love the competitive element of the House System and generating excitement and energy from the students.” Email me


The Head of Amethyst House Mr Somerville: “I’m passionate about the students in this school and want to contribute to our strong, happy, cohesive community.” Email me


The Head of Ruby House Miss Thornton: ‘I feel like the House system encapsulates exactly what Fairfield is about; student voice, celebrating success and community (with a healthy dose of competition of course!).” Email me