Fairfield Preparatory School

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Fairfield Preparatory School
Type Independent preparatory school
Religion Christian
President Prof. R. J. Mair
Headmaster Mr A. Earnshaw
Chairman of Governors H. M. Pearson
Founder Thomas Burton
Location Leicester Road
LE11 2AE
England England
Coordinates: 52°46′01″N 1°12′05″W / 52.7669°N 1.2013°W / 52.7669; -1.2013
Local authority Leicestershire
DfE URN 120344 Tables
Students 492
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–11
Colours navy and red          
Website www.lesfairfield.org

Fairfield Preparatory School is a fee-paying independent mixed preparatory school in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England. It is one of three private schools known collectively as the Loughborough Endowed Schools, along with Loughborough Grammar School for boys and Loughborough High School for girls.

Fairfield is a strong academic school with the majority of pupils going on to attend secondary public schools or high performing independent schools. It serves primarily as the preparatory feeder school for Loughborough Grammar School for boys and Loughborough High School for girls, however many also go on to attend the surrounding public schools including Ratcliffe College, Trent College, Oakham School, Repton School and Uppingham School . All three of the Endowed Schools are autonomous, and yet they share the same vision and educational ethos, supported by a united board of governors. The catchment area for Fairfield is large due to the school’s popularity with children travelling from Loughborough and the surrounding villages and from as far as Leicester, Nottingham, Rutland and Derby.

The school’s oldest building, Fairfield House was built in 1823 by a family of wealthy and influential hosiery manufacturers known as the White family who left in 1893. Later the building was bequeathed to the school and after initially being used as the site for the Loughborough Endowed School’s girls junior department it became an integral part of the present Preparatory School. Like many similar preparatory schools there is a house system of four houses that in addition to the Housemaster have both a House Captain and a Games Captain.


It serves as a feeder for England's public schools including one of the nation's oldest public schools, Loughborough Grammar School.