Our curriculum at Fairfield High School for Girls challenges and inspires and is underpinned with the principle of “outstanding progress for all”. This is because we believe every pupil is capable of great achievement and personal development. The curriculum is the pathway to success and reflects our ethos, values and aims. Our curriculum is effectively planned, knowledge rich and ambitious. It leads to a continuous outstanding quality of education for each and every pupil. We remain committed to this offer for our local community; we aim to broaden horizons and instil an intrinsic motivation to achieve through a love of learning which is carried through life.
We aim to create:
Our distinctive offer is embedded in our history and tradition. Our heritage stands as a testimony to this central principle and practice. The Moravian community were pioneers in the education of young women. It is this group who established the school over 220 years ago, breaking through barriers to offer education to a section of society previously limited by social constraints. It is from this proud history of outstanding academic achievement that we continue our pursuit of ‘excellence in a caring environment’ today.
The curriculum lies at the heart of all we do. The curriculum experience has breadth and challenge and is planned to meet all pupils’ learning needs. Through the curriculum pupils acquire a wide breadth of knowledge which in turn enables the application of skills, supporting progression to the next stage of learning. It poses questions and pursues answers. Through a rigorous academic focus, we aim to provide the very best learning experiences in Mathematics, English, the Arts, Sciences, Languages, Technology, Humanities and Computing. Our pupils experience a curriculum which not only prepares them for their chosen learning pathway in further education or employment, but develops and encourages a deeper fascination and understanding of the world in which they live, their own values and those of others from differing belief systems.
The impact of belonging to the school community reaches far beyond the academic. Through the strong ethos and wider curriculum, a rich set of experiences is offered; experience days, trips and visits, extra-curricular activities and the modelling of desired values and behaviours to develop character, resilience and a growth mind-set. This whole learning experience from Years 7 to 11 develops cultural understanding, aspiration and a curiosity about the world we live in. We want our pupils to be educated citizens who appreciate the very best of human creativity and achievement. Who contribute, participate and engage with all aspects of their school experience to think about the people they aspire to be and the kind of world they aspire to create.
Pupils leave Fairfield with the knowledge and skills for the next stage of their life, equipped with confidence, resilience and aspiration as young women, able to behave with integrity and to flourish in modern Britain and the global community.