Fairholme is a good school

Fairholme Primary School was rated ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED following our inspection in March 2019.

Read our latest Ofsted report here.

Thank you to all the children, staff, parents and governors who work tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for all.  Please do take the time to read the full report; here are a few of the highlights!

“Pupils behaviour is good.  They are polite and courteous.  Pupils behave well in lessons. .“

“Teaching across the school overtime is good.  Classrooms and corridors are welcoming. Displays in classrooms are linked to the learning.  Teachers have good subject knowledge and use a wide range of resources, including information and communication technology, to enhance pupils’ learning.  Teachers are enthusiastic and have high expectations.”

“Pupils achievement is good.  Their attainment and progress by the end of year 6 is above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.  In 2014, achievement in writing was significantly above the national average.  Pupils apply their literacy and numeracy skills well across different subjects, thus they are well prepared for secondary school.” 

“The headteacher is passionate about pupils’ progress and has strong drive and ambition.  She has implemented a number of changes across the school.  As a result, the quality of teaching and learning has improved.  This has had a positive impact on pupils’ achievement and good behaviour.  Governors are effective and passionate about continually driving the school forward.”

 “Children have good relationships with adults.  They get on well with each other so they play and learn in a harmonious atmosphere.  The school has clear systems to ensure children’s safety.”

Parents and carers can give their views of our school to Ofsted at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents and carers will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Please register with an email address and a password at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions. Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer or an email address, or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at the school office.