Fairfield High School, Hereford

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Fairfield High School
Fairfield front.jpg
Motto A forward looking school with traditional looking values
Established c. 1947
Type Academy
Headteacher Mrs Susan Gaston
Location Peterchurch
Coordinates: 52°02′15″N 2°57′24″W / 52.03760°N 2.95655°W / 52.03760; -2.95655
Local authority Herefordshire
DfE number 884/4032
DfE URN 140868 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 400
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Dore, Escley, Monnow and Olchon
Website www.fairfield.hereford.sch.uk

Fairfield High School is a secondary school in Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England.

Fairfield High School is located in the beautiful Golden Valley. It is situated among the thriving communities of Peterchurch, Dorstone, Abbey Dore and Ewyas Harold.

The local environment lends itself to its house names: Dore (River Dore), Escley (Escley Brook), Monnow (River Monnow) and Olchon (Olchon Valley).

Fairfield High School is one of the top state schools in the country.[1] In the October 2013 Ofsted inspection, the school received the best possible score - "Outstanding" in every category.[2] The school converted to academy status in May 2014.[3]


Fairfield offers an innovative, broad and balanced curriculum. Traditional subjects are provided alongside vocational learning opportunities.

Students in Key Stage 3 study:

  • English and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities (History, Geography, Ethics and Religious Studies at Key Stage 4)
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish)
  • Food Technology
  • Art and Textiles
  • Design & Technology
  • Computer Science / Computing
  • Performing Arts (Music, Drama)
  • Physical Education

Students in Key Stage 4 may add vocational subjects:

  • Animal Care
  • Children’s Play, Learning & Development
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Creative Crafts


A large number of exotic and farm animals are kept at the school, including alpacas, turtles, reptiles, rabbits, sheep and goats. These are looked after by the students themselves as part of their learning for Key Stage 4 Animal Care studies.

Notable past pupils[edit]

Josie Pearson - Paralympic Champion