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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
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.
We warmly welcome primary school students to join us for a Magic Morning between 9-11am. 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.
Dates for 2021-22 Magic Mornings are as follows (spaces can be booked from the start of the academic year in September – 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):
Friday 1st October 2021
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Friday 19th November 2021
Thursday 3rd March 2022
Monday 7th March 2022
Thursday 28th April 2022
Friday 20th May 2022
Please find attached our Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
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.