Admissions & Transition

As a member of Excalibur Academies Trust, all admissions information, policies and catchment maps can be found by visiting

A guide for parents/carers on applying for a secondary school can be found here.

School Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place at FHS and it is not for a Year 7 place in September, please complete ‘Admissions FORM A

Please see below the following documents:


Success from Day One

The move to secondary school means many changes for children so we make every effort to know and understand the needs of individuals to try to ensure a seamless transition. FHS is unique in offering a specialist Transition Team to help students make a positive transfer from primary school. Our Achievement Coordinator, Mr Donavan Shand, meets children in Year 6 and stays with them throughout Year 7.

Our work with future students continues all year. We run outreach activities with Year 4 & 5 children, and our renowned Magic Mornings give Year 5 & 6 students the opportunity to experience FHS for a day. Every child coming into our school is recognised as an individual. We want them to leave Year 7 as happy, successful and engaged young people – ready for the rest of their school careers.

Magic Mornings

If you have a child in Year 5 or 6, we highly recommend booking a space for them. Magic Mornings dates for 2020/2021 are as follows; please contact Jackie Kramer-Arden – [email protected] to book a space:



We warmly welcome primary school students to join us between 9-11am to see for themselves what all the fuss is about. Please note that the aim of Magic Mornings are to give young people a secondary school experience – there is by no means any guarantee that those attending will be enrolled at FHS.

Please include in your booking requests the following information: parent/carer name, child’s name, primary school, current year, contact number and any SEN/medical information.

Summer School

Due to current circumstances, we had to cancel Summer School in July 2020. We do, however, encourage students and families to view our Transition Videos for key information and virtual tours of the school (see below).


Please find attached our frequently asked questions.

Virtual Information

In light of not being able to invite prospective parents/carers or students into school, please see below videos and Zoom webinar recordings:

Thank you to all those prospective parents/carers who joined our live Zoom Open Event. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting it – we are delighted to share excerpts of this Question & Answer session plus videos to give a true flavour of the magic that is Fairfield.

FHS Open Evening – Live ZOOM Event 2020 Video:

Welcome Video

Fairfield’s Special Curriculum

Year 7 at Fairfield

Our Facilities

We are delighted to share our Virtual Open Evening, which gives an inside look at life for our Year 7 students. Please view the VIDEO below:

Who to Contact

Year 7 Achievement Co-ordinator: Donavan Shand – [email protected]

Transition & Summer School Co-ordinator: Jackie Kramer-Arden – [email protected]

Assistant Vice Principal (with a Transition lead): Cashan Campbell – [email protected]

If you would like to discuss how we can help your child with a specific learning need please contact our SENCO, Lee Mead: [email protected]

Feel free to email [email protected] with any general queries you may have.