Fairfield House School is an Independent Special School for students who may struggle within a generic classroom environment.

Fairfield House School offers specialist education and care for children and young people aged between 8 – 25 years who experience autism and complex learning and behavioural needs. The curriculum is informed by principles of outbound and situational learning, for those who cannot cope with a traditional classroom setting. We learn through 'doing', by increasing community integration and life skills. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing yet stimulating environment for young people to meet their full potential.

Education can and should be enjoyable, even if young people have not experienced this in the past. Our school provides a holistic and inclusive educational framework, underpinned by the content and assessment criteria of the National Curriculum. The ethos of a spiritual, moral, social and cultural environment for learning aims to equip students with the skills for ensuring independent and fulfilled lives.

We have recently been granted approval to extend our capacity and age range to educate students up to the age of 25 by the Department for Education.

We are able to offer a range of placement options including:

  • Fully residential care and education placement (38 or 52 weeks) - including those who have been excluded from other settings.
  • Shared educational placements; offering part-time support so the young person can remain in a school placement successfully.
  • Educational Day Placements

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Fairfield House School achieved a rating of ‘Good’ in the latest Ofsted inspection in February 2020 where inspectors commented that;

'Fairfield House School is a place where pupils feel safe and happy. Classrooms come alive with happy chatter, singing and laughter as pupils arrive at school. Staff provide a calm and nurturing environment. Pupils and staff enjoy each other’s company. '

'The school’s curriculum is rooted in the personal development of pupils. Staff work hard to build pupils’ independence. Pupils develop important skills for their future lives.'

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Some of our parents have this to say on their experiences with Fairfield House School:

'‘My child has come on leaps and bounds since starting at Fairfield. Wouldn’t go to school, hated it but now seems to enjoy it’

A huge Well Done to all students and staff!

Fairfield House School are proud to receive Corporate Vision's Best Independent Specialist Education and Care Institution 2020 award. Congratulations to all students and staff!

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