Transition

TRANSITION

New Video: Life at Fairfield (March 2022)

Welcome Letter FAQs for parents and carers who have accepted a place at FHS

Frequently Asked Questions

Various videos from previous virtual Open Mornings (including our Virtual Open Morning on 4th March 2022), a tour, our curriculum and facilities can be found under ‘Virtual Information’ below

Important Dates

Thursday 30th June 9am-11am:

Singles & Doubles Event, for those coming from Primary schools alone, or with one other student. You will be contacted directly if this applies to your child.

Thursday 7th July or Friday 8th July 9am-1.15pm:

Induction Day for students who have accepted a place at FHS. We will liase with primary schools and confirm which date nearer the time.

Thursday 7th July at 6pm:

Induction Evening for all Parents/Carers, and students attending FHS in September 2022.

Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July 8.45am-3pm:

Summer School available to all students attending FHS in September 2022.

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

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.

Magic Morning FAQ

Please note that the Magic Morning dates for this year are fully booked, however the 2022-23 dates will be posted here by Term 6 when online registration will also be available.

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:

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.