Fairfield High School makes a good impression

photo 7HUNDREDS of families from across Bristol have visited Fairfield High School since the start of the academic year. About 300 families attended the open evening while others have been along to open mornings or have arranged individual visits.

The school has admitted a record number into Year 7 for 2014-15 and expects the total to be higher next year. Parents had to submit their application for secondary places to their local authority by October 31.

The open evening included PE demonstrations and performances of drumming, drama and dance. Among the fun activities to engage visitors were a bed of nails, laser cutting, cookery, flame tests, mandala making and animation cinema. Parents and children also had the opportunity to visit classrooms to get a sense of the school’s curriculum.

The sports hall was packed with visitors who wanted to hear a presentation from head teacher Catriona Mangham as well as contributions from the Year 7 Achievement Coordinator, a selection of students including the newly appointed head girl and head boy, and a parent who has a child in Year 7.

One of the visiting parents said: “We were very impressed with the transparency of the head teacher’s speech and confidence of the pupils.” Others spoke of happy and proud children who were well supported.

Ms Mangham’s presentation can be downloaded here: http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/news/?pid=8&nid=1&storyid=100

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