Fairfield High School (Bristol)

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Fairfield High School
Fairfield High School Logo.jpg
Motto Achieving Excellence
Established 2000
Type Community
Headteacher Catriona Mangham
Chair of Governors Alan Palmer
Location Allfoxton Road
Bristol
BS7 9NL
England Coordinates: 51°28′33″N 2°34′16″W / 51.4758°N 2.5712°W / 51.4758; -2.5712
Local authority Bristol City Council
DfE URN 109290 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 1080
Students 670
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk

Fairfield High School is a state secondary school in Horfield, Bristol, England. As of January 2012, it had 754 students. The schools catchment area is Horfield, Lockleaze and Eastville.

History[edit]

In 2000, against a background of opposition by Bristol City Council to selective education and declining academic results,[1] Fairfield closed as a grammar school and reopened as a comprehensive, being renamed Fairfield High School. In 2006, the new school moved to new purpose-designed buildings at Stottbury Road, Bristol.[2] One reason for the move was that the existing site had room for only some five hundred pupils, a number which was considered to be too low.[3]

Academic achievement[edit]

The school has improved its results year on year and achieved its best ever GCSE scores in 2012, the table below shows the percentage of students hitting the key measure of 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics. [4]

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
School 43% 49% 50% 52%
Local authority schools 40.2% 46.2% 50.2% 51.6%
England - all schools 49.8% 53.5% 59% 59.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Education: School League Tables 1998 Fairfield Grammar School at bbc.co.uk, accessed 25 November 2008
  2. ^ The new Fairfield High School at oldfairfieldians.org.uk, accessed 25 November 2008
  3. ^ ST5974 : Fairfield School, Montpelier, Bristol at geograph.org.uk, accessed 25 November 2008
  4. ^ http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=109290 Fairfield High School

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