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  • Fairfield Farm College
    43 High Street
    Dilton Marsh
    BA13 4DL
  • Head: Dr Tina Pagett
  • T 01373 823028
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25 with moderate and severe learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, and other complex needs.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Wiltshire
  • Pupils: 114
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: By Assesment
  • Open days: Check online for open days
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The flexibility of the courses and residential packages means that students who have been refused full residential funding by the LA can access one-night or part-time residential options. This means they can still work on their independent living skills and one parent told us, ‘He loves these opportunities to be away from home and with his peers.’ The student receptionists set the tone; they are polite, smiling and anxious to please – and sensitively supported by discreet staff who quietly help out when they need to. One parent told us, ‘My daughter is very proud of being on reception…

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What the school says...

I have dedicated 25 years to education through teaching and leadership roles, including educational research. I have worked regionally and nationally as a Senior Education Advisor and Head of Life-Long Learning, leading on initiatives, programmes and qualifications that have been rolled out nationally. I have secured millions of pounds of capital funding for projects including new schools and colleges.

I believe that good education provides new and life changing opportunities and have worked tirelessly to ensure equality of access for a diverse range of children and young people to a curriculum with real qualification and skills outcomes that meet the needs of individuals, preparing them for adulthood.
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Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Tina Pagett. Tina has a masters in computing and researched causes of student disaffection and the impact of transition to post-16 for her educational doctorate. After teaching at Bath College for 17 years, she took a job as a schools advisor for Wiltshire County Council with responsibility for ensuring the breadth and quality of post-16 education for all young people, including those with special educational needs. It was during this period that she began working with Fairfield Farm College. With new legislation and changes to funding, she recognised the need for providers such as Fairfield to work more flexibly to meet the needs of young people. When the role of principal cropped up, it made perfect sense to apply. As a mother of four, she has approached the role with a business...

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Special Education Needs

Fairfield Farm College is a specialist college for young people aged 16-25 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. It is a registered charity, with flexible residential, day and weekend courses that meet the 'preparing for adulthood' outcomes. We are committed to promoting equality, eliminating discrimination, and encouraging diversity.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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