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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.

Our Vision

To prepare the children of today to thrive and meet the challenges of tomorrow, by developing independence and resilience through a forward thinking and evolving curriculum, proudly reflecting our diverse community, inspiring and celebrating all achievements.

Our Mission

We are a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community, fostering a culture of learning and resilience, through a creative and pupil-centered curriculum where children are encouraged to take risks and learn from their mistakes, all within a supportive environment.

Our Ethos
  1. All members of the school community will treat each other with mutual respect,
  2. All children to be supported and challenged to achieve the best that they can which will be celebrated by the school community,
  3. All children will enjoy an exciting and inspiring educational experience,
  4. 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,
  5. All children will develop the skills that will enable them to be successful citizens in a modern world this includes being an honest citizen,
  6. All children will recognise their value within, and contribution to their local, national and international communities as global citizens.


Each year we develop an action plan to improve areas identified from a range of information including performance data.  Please click here to learn about our school development plan for this year and the review of last year.

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Year 4 Residential good morning update
12/06/2024 8:43 AM

We have had a good sleep and are looking forward to a morning of activities today before returning back to school this afternoon and seeing you all. Pick up will be at the normal time from school. Please can you sign for any medication you handed in to us when you pick up your child. We look forward to seeing you later and telling you all about our trip. 

Year 4 residential evening 2 update
11/06/2024 7:06 PM

We have had another super day today. We have been holding chickens, making fires, travelling on crates and climbing over the mighty challenge wall. We are really proud of the children for pushing themselves beyond their comfort zone, and they enjoyed themselves drinking the hot chocolate they made from the water they boiled. Now- fiesta night! See you tomorrow!

Year 4 residential evening update
10/06/2024 6:30 PM

We arrived safely and are having a great time. We have already fired balls using sling shots, balanced a giant ball above our heads and build land rafts. Ravenous children enjoyed their jacket potato lunches and ice lollies! All the children then went happily to their dorms and much fun was had making beds! We will try and get some photos on the website later tonight, after 8.00pm. See you all soon.