Date for the Diaries: Fairfield’s SUMMER SCHOOL 29th July – 2nd August 2024 (further information in the Spring upon acceptance of placement)

INDUCTION day Wednesday 3rd July 2024, parent/carer INDUCTION EVENING Thursday 4th July 2024

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.

Important Information


Magic Mornings

We warmly welcome primary school students to join us for a Magic Morning between 9-11am. Primary students will meet Fairfield student volunteers, participate in two lessons with Fairfield teachers, and have the opportunity to ask questions. The aim of Magic Morning is to give young people a positive secondary school experience and is by no means a guarantee of a place at Fairfield.

2024/25 Magic Morning dates will be posted here by the start of Term 1 in September.

Magic Morning FAQ

I liked feeling like a Year 7!


The classes were really fun and the teachers were really kind

Alba, Year 6

The teachers were very friendly and the activities were great! It was really fun


It was fascinating and I learnt tons


Maths was the best because it made us laugh


I really enjoyed making chemical reactions


I liked the science because it was really cool to do the Year 11 experiment


I really enjoyed science—I’ve done nothing like that before! And the PSHE teacher was really fun


Who to Contact

Transition Lead & Year 7 Achievement Co-ordinator: Donavan Shand

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

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

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