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A new member of staff spoke of 'the great, supportive team' who had helped her through her first weeks, and as we savoured our lamb orzos, we found ourselves sitting with a year 4 boy. We asked him what his teachers were like. 'Kind and funny,' he replied. 'How?” we questioned. He munched away. 'Well, like at assembly Mr. Earnshaw told us how he became bald. It was because he tore his hair out to give it to a rhino who needed to grow a longer horn...

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What the school says...

At Fairfield Prep School, children discover a learning environment which is happy and stimulating, at the heart of a vibrant school community. Children enjoy first-class teaching with the facilities to match, including a brand new school building with a dedicated Kindergarten Unit, the Fairfield Forest School, and the ‘All-Steinway’ LSF Music Department. The school offers a broad and balanced education appropriate to the needs of children in its care, which combines traditional and family values within an enlightened and ever-challenging curriculum. Fairfield is part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation and was rated ‘Excellent’ in all aspects by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in March 2016. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Andrew Earnshaw, an effervescent mid 40s. Educated at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School and Lancaster University. Has worked in both the state and independent sectors and also at The British School in Saudi Arabia. A deputy head at Beeston Rylands School before becoming headmaster of Nottingham High Junior School at the age of 34. Resembles an Anglicised version of Pep Guardiola and, like the Manchester City supremo, his organisation is at the top of the Premier League. A MAMIL (middle-aged man in lycra) who recently sizzled through a coast-to-coast ride, zooming through its 120 miles in eight hours. Humorous, perceptive, self-deprecating and with not a hint of the arrogance that some heads display, his popularity within the school with children, staff and parents is obvious. Like Guardiola he has invested his resources...

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Special Education Needs

As an academically selective school, all children (including our 3+ Kindergarten pupils) must pass an entry assessment to join one of our classes from 4+ upwards. Following this, provision for any child with additional needs will be made in the most appropriate way, within the constraints of available resources. We have experience of supporting pupils with additional needs, but we do not have specialist provision for these. In March 2019, Fairfield was successful in its accreditation of the NACE Challenge Award for More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils.

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

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