A busy three terms at Fairfield High School, Horfield


It has been a busy three terms for Fairfield High School (FHS) this academic year with the next looking like it definitely won’t slow down!

The school was extremely pleased with the record numbers of families choosing FHS as their top-choice Bristol secondary for 2016; those putting down the school as their first preference for their children has almost doubled in two years to 146.

In total, the successful academy has received more than 200 on-time applications and it expects all Year 7 places to be filled for the second year running.

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Principal Catriona Mangham said:

“On National Offer Day, we are pleased to announce that more and more families are recognising the many strengths of Fairfield High School and ensuring they secure a place for their child by naming us as their first preference. We expect a record number of students to join us this year and we look forward to welcoming them all to the Fairfield family.”

Fairfield High School is judged by Ofsted to be good with outstanding features. GCSE results exceed many government targets and the school is among the top 15 per cent in the country for adding value for students.

For World Book Day, FHS encouraged its students to take part in a number of activities to celebrate this famous day. An impressive £463.66 was raised through non uniform for Book Aid International; students who dressed as book characters were awarded house points and a book; and the classroom door competition created a buzz throughout the school.

All tutor groups were invited to turn their classroom doors into a book cover which resulted in many fabulous, creative entries!



Well done to FHS’s Young Enterprise Team, Total View, who sold many products at their stand recently at the Mall. The Year 10 group identified their product – a new recipe book – which will showcase Fairfield and its diversity along with representing Bristol and its varied cultures.

These students are proud of their school and they felt their product stood them in good stead at the Trade Fair.

Young Enterprise Stall

As part of BBC iLearn Day, 30 members of the BBC visited FHS to lead many interesting workshops, including animation, music, sound effects, film production and media make up. The students had a fascinating experience exploring the world of media with these experts.




The young people at FHS were also treated to a dance workshop by Steady Steadman from street dance group Flawless who reached the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. They had the privilege of learning new moves and techniques in an hour long session which was bursting with energy and enthusiasm!


If you would like to find out more about Fairfield High School, please visit http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/.