Opened in 1887, Fairfields Primary is the oldest school in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Parents, grandparents and great grandparents all have fond memories of their time at our school.
Everything that we do is based on our four Core Values; Love, Respect, Honesty and Celebration. Our aim is develop resilient and confident children who are highly skilled and able to adapt to an ever changing landscape. These are also outlined below. For that reason, we have written a unique curriculum based on real experiences and high quality literature.
The pupils at our school play a huge part in school improvement. Our School Council consists of pupils in every year group who are voted in by their peers and who help to shape the direction of the school. Please see our School Council page with updates of their latest priorities.
Finally, we work closely with parents who have taken the decision to invest in our school by enrolling their children. We believe that parents are the most crucial element of providing an effective team around a child and we therefore expect them to be involved in school life, at every level.
The Aims of our School
- All members of the school community will treat each other with mutual respect,
- All children to be supported and challenged to achieve the best that they can which will be celebrated by the school community,
- All children will enjoy an exciting and inspiring educational experience,
- All children will understand how they can show love towards members of their community and have access to a safe and secure learning environment and good quality pastoral care,
- All children will develop the skills that will enable them to be successful citizens in a modern world this includes being an honest citizen,
- We will have strong links with local, national and international communities.
Fairfields Primary School News
- In memory of the people who have fought in wars or those who are still suffering from the effects of conflict. Two of our pupils laid a wreath of Poppies as part of the Basingstoke memorial service on Sunday.
- 'Hope, Peace and Remembrance' artwork installations to commemorate the end of World War 1.
- The PTA will be holding a coat sale in the school hall next Thursday at 3:30pm.
- School Menu Pudding Change - Friday 9th November
- Children nominated to take part in a performance in March 2019.
Notices for Parents
- If your child is in foundation stage, year 1 or 2, please do come to our writing and phonics workshop on the 23rd November from 2-3pm.
- School photographs are on the 16th November.
- Please remember that if your child is planning on filling a shoe box for the shoe box appeal, please can these be in by the 31st October.
- Flu Vaccinations are taking place in school on the 21st November for pupils in Foundation Stage to Year 5.
Latest School Events Events
- Parent drop in with Miss Dillon15Nov2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am
- PTA coat sale15Nov2018
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm @ School hall
The PTA are having a coat sale in the hall. All parents are invited to purchase a coat for approximately £2. Their aim is for every child to have a coat to help keep them warm during the winter months. Please could you support this by donating a coat by Wednesday (14th) next week. Please could you make sure that the coat is in good condition and clean. We would ideally be looking for coats aged between 4- 13 years old.
- Pupil Photographs16Nov2018
@ School Hall
If you would like family photographs of your children. Please bring your children to the hall in the morning for whole group sibling photographs. This will start at 8:30am and run until 9:30am. You will need to stay with your children until the group photograph is taken. At 9:30am, we will then start individual photographs of pupils in class groups.
- Toy Sale16Nov2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Playground
To support and raise money for children in need this year we will be holding a toy sale on Friday 16th November from 3:30 – 4:30pm. School Council members will run the stalls in the playground or school hall, depending on the weather. The money raised will go to BBC Children in need to raise money for children in the UK. We are therefore asking parents and children to donate toys that are in good condition. Please can these be sent into school on Monday 12th November as School Council will then sort through them in preparation for the toy sale. On Friday the 16th, the toys will be displayed on sale for 20p, 50p, £1 or £2. Please come and support the event by giving your child some money to spend for a good cause. Please do not send in video games, electronic games, weapons, slime, fidget toys or squishies.
- SEND Parent Drop in with Miss White19Nov2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
If you have a concern about your child having specific learning difficulties or a disability, this is a time for you to come into school to discuss this with our Inclusion Manager. Please could you make sure that you have already raised your concern with your child's class teacher in the first instance. Appointments can be made through the school office.