Admissions & Transition


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

Guide for parents/carers on applying for a secondary school

Fairfield High School First Round Allocation Statement 2021

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.

Summer School 2021: week commencing 26th July or 2nd August

Summer School Video – Mr Shand

Summer School Letter  & Registration Form 2021

Summer School Medical Form

We are excited to offer a one-week Summer School enrichment programme delivered in collaboration with Bristol-based social enterprise Unique Voice. The week is packed with student-centred workshops, games and activities designed to support your child:

  • Familiarising them with Fairfield High School ethos and values, building and staff
  • Introducing and explaining secondary school academic and behavioural expectations
  • Social and emotional development and well-being, including dealing with change, building confidence and self-esteem, envisioning aspirations & ambitions.
  • E-safety and responsible and appropriate use of social media
  • And, of course, making new friends and having loads of fun!

You may opt for your child to attend either during WC 26th July 2021 or WC 2nd August 2021. Places will be split equally between both weeks, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are enough spaces for all students starting FHS in September 2021, to attend.

Magic Mornings

In compliance with COVID restrictions, we are unable to host our scheduled Magic Mornings this academic year.

Magic Morning dates will be posted on this page during Term 6.

Further info:

We warmly welcome primary school students to join us for a Magic Morning 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.


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:

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:

Virtual Open Evening – Youtube

Who to Contact

Year 7 Achievement Co-ordinator: Donavan Shand

Transition & Summer School Co-ordinator: Jackie Kramer-Arden

Assistant Vice Principal (with a Transition lead): Cashan Campbell

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

Feel free to email Transition with any general queries you may have.