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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

Lost property
20/06/2024 5:17 PM

A small square baby's blanket with a teddy's head on the corner has been lost, possibly on the field or around the school at sports day today. If you find it please could you bring it to the school office. Many thanks

Cricket club tomorrow is on
19/06/2024 1:59 PM

I just wanted to confirm that KS2 cricket club is running after school tomorrow as normal. Regards, Miss Cox

Sports Day
19/06/2024 11:30 AM

Sports Day is going ahead as planned tomorrow (Thursday 20th June). KS2 (years 3 - 6) will be 9am - 12pm. FS and KS1 (years 1 - 2) will be 1pm - 3pm. Parents are welcome onto the field during these times.

FS and KS1 (years 1 - 2) children will need to be collected from the field at 3.10pm. KS2 (years 3 - 6) will be collected from the playground as usual at 3.15pm. 

Children need to come to school in their P.E kit wearing either their Fairfields sports top or a t-shirt in their house colour. All children need to bring a waterbottle to school and we recommend they also bring a sun hat. Please apply suncream to your child before school on Thursday. 

Children will have lunch in school at their usual time. Please remember the menu change: 

Wednesday: Quorn pieces with Yorkshire pudding or sliced gammon with Yorkshire pudding

Thursday (sports day): Pizza or beef bolognaise

You may take pictures of your child during their Sports Day but please do not share these on social media if there are children other than your child in the picture. 

We hope the children enjoyed their visit from Kelly Simm yesterday with the fitness circuit. Please can all sponsorship money be bought into school with the sponsor form or be paid online (see the letter for information on how to do this) by Tuesday 25th June. This is a date change from the original letter sent home - apologies, this is the company changing their dates last minute and is out of our control. Many thanks!