Fairfield High School's next step to achieve Outstanding

Fairfield School building editedIn June 2013 Fairfield High School achieved an Ofsted judgement of “Good with Outstanding features” and its ambition is to be outstanding in all areas at its next inspection.

To achieve this in the diverse educational climate, locally and nationally, the school had for some time been considering changing its status to that of an academy to enable it to become more innovative with strong support. It is generally agreed that collaboration is the key to success and after considering a number of options FHS Governors have decided to move forward with consulting stakeholders on joining the outstanding small multi academy trust of Excalibur Academies Trust.

There were two major factors in this choice – the first being the shared values and strong moral purpose that is clearly evident and the second the Trusts commitment to their schools retaining their individual identity and autonomy. This will mean that the unique and special features of FHS as an independent community school serving the diverse inner city community will not change.

“Staff and Governors are very excited at the possibilities this will open up including that of expanding the school into having a sixth form.” Headteacher Ms C Mangham.

The Academy Order has been signed by the Minister for Education and the next step is to consult with all stakeholders. An information evening for parents and stakeholders will be held on Tuesday 4th November at Fairfield High School from 5.30-6.30pm.

Other information is available on the school website: www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk

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