Website launched for prospective FHS pupils

May 29 2015

FAIRFIELD High School is finding innovative ways to support its students not only when they are at the school but before they arrive and after they go out into the world.

FAIRFIELD High School is finding innovative ways to support its students not only when they are at the school but before they arrive and after they go out into the world.

As reported in last month's Bishopston Voice, the school in Horfield is hoping to open a sixth form and it has also been commended for equipping students with skills for the workplace.

Now a group of the youngest students have made a website especially to help those who will follow in their footsteps and join FHS in September.

The transition website has been made by some Year 7 students who say; “Coming up to Secondary School can be a really daunting experience. We want to make sure that you have all the information you need so you are not worried about coming to your new school. [We} have made this website to answer all questions you may have, and ensure that you are excited about joining Team Fairfield!”

You can find the website at fhstransition.moonfruit.com/

The sixth form consultation ended in the middle of May. Principal Catriona Mangham said she would like to thank the 200 staff, parents, students, education providers, local businesses and community members who have provided feedback and support.

“Should we be given the go ahead, we hope to open the sixth form in September 2016,” she said.

Ms Mangham was also delighted that Fairfield has been awarded the Employability Chartermark from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.

She said assessors were very impressed at the efforts made by the school to embed work skills. They described the FHS students as “ bright, polite and ambassadorial” and commented: “In this school, I don’t think there is a limit to what can be done”.

In her latest newsletter, Ms Mangham noted that Fairfield is now an “International Academy” within the Excalibur Academies Trust. Its work with Bangalore International Public School in India has enabled that school to gain the British Council International School Award.

She also commended the Fairfield Parents Network, which recently held a World Banquet where members of the community could come and share food
“ It was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to explore the school building and to meet parents and carers, staff, students and fellow community members. Well done to all those involved,” she said.