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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

Summer Fair Raffle Winners
16/07/2024 10:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who attended the Summer Fair which was a great success - we hope everyone had an enjoyable afternoon. Many congratulations to everyone who won a prize in the raffle - here is a list of winners who can collect from the school office if you haven't already.



Ticket #

Vue Cinema 4 Tickets



Da Mariu Breakfast for 2

Mohamed Ali Ajizar


Apple Nails

Francesca Hayes


Sushi Gourmet Platter

Heki Bamsal (?)


Virtual Yoga class with Sarah

A Lober


JG Dance - Half Term scholarship

Melanie Kelly


Wednesday class with Sarah

Debbie Barnes


Sports Centre Family swim up to 6

Alice Barnes


4 week junior squash

Mrs Harper


Apple Nails

Brenda Johnson


Anvil, Christmas Pantomime 2 tickets

Jael Baanye (?)


1 year junior squash membership

No name


Apple Nails

Eric Leite


Sing Star

Eric Leite


JG Dance - Half Term scholarship

Brian Vost


Stagecoach 2 week trial

Simon Johnson


JG Dance - Half Term scholarship

Bhe Pun


Sports Centre Soft Play for 2

Bhe Pun


Champneys Spa Gift Box

Sunita Dargel (?)


Knight Time family ticket

Benny Perkin


Food and drinks hamper

Hana Orsagova



Miss Warwick


Tots Play

Helen Damm



Aimee W


Da Mariu Breakfast for 2

Aimee Watts


Little Learners Messy play set

Laura Williamson


Indulgent Spa Gift Box

Laura Williamson


Sports Centre Soft Play for 2

Debbie Barnes


Hollywood Bowl Family of 4

Avi O (?)


Festival Street Kitchen

Cebotari Razvan


Happy Drinks Hamper

Zoe's Family


Da Mariu Breakfast for 2

U Hanson


Tesco gift set with Prosecco

A Lober


Lime Leaf Express lunch for two

Beckie Silk (?)


Spicy Tadka £20 voucher

Rebecca Beattie


Spicy Tadka £20 voucher

Beth Bash


Sports Centre Adult Swim Voucher

Beth Nash


Sing Star

Brenda Johnson


Millers Ark



Food and drinks hamper

M Green


Sports Centre Soft Play for 2

Jowan Kennedy


Spicy Tadka £20 voucher

Penny Ward


Finkley Down Farm 2 single tickets

M Lockyel (?)



Open Evening and Meet the new Teacher
15/07/2024 2:27 PM

We have had a great start to transition week and the children have enjoyed their new classes this morning. Thank you for helping to support them to be ready for the change this morning. 

We hope to see you tonight if you can make it from 3.30-6pm for our Open Evening. Please come into the building through the doors under the canopy, but please can we ask that you do not come to this area of the playground until 3.30 as we need to get all the chidlren out safely first. 

In September, we will be inviting you for a meeting with your child's new year group to hear about the curriculum and events that the children can enjoy in their new classes. We will let you know of the times and dates for these in September. 

Many thanks. 

Summer/Diversity Fair Info
12/07/2024 10:00 AM

Ahead of this afternoon's Summer Fair, which we hope everyone is looking forward to, here are some useful pieces of information.

There are over 15 activities for children (and grown-ups!) to enjoy.

  • Tin can toss – 2 Tokens per 3 bean bags
  • Nurf target – 2 Tokens/ 5 bullets
  • Adult tombola – 2 Tokens/ go
  • Chocolate/Biscuit Tombola – 2 Tokens/ 2 goes
  • Face paint/ Glitter/ Henna painting – 6 Tokens
  • Photo shoot – 10 Tokens/ 2 digital shoots
  • Sand art character craft – 2 Tokens
  • Sand art bottle - 3 Tokens
  • Hook a duck - 1 Token/ go
  • Pick a lolly - 1 Token/ go
  • Splat the rat- 1 Token/ go
  • Water Blast - 2 Tokens/ 3 water guns
  • Tote bag painting – 7 Tokens/bag
  • Treasure dig - 2 Tokens/ go
  • Second hand toy tombola - 2 Token/ go (always win)
  • Bouncy Castle - £5 for a wristband to use for the whole afternoon (to be purchased from the token table)
There will also be food and drinks available to purchase with prices ranging from 1 to 6 tokens (50p to £3.00)
If you haven't already bought tokens or need to buy more then these can be purchased on the day via cash or card from the ticket/token table. Here you will also be able to buy raffle tickets if you haven't already.
We'd also like to remind parents to not take photos of other children without permission and not to share pictures on social media if they do include others.
We look forward to seeing everyone from 3:30pm tomorrow on the school playing field, with the raffle draw set to take place between 6-6:30pm.