Admissions

ADMISSIONS 

Fairfield First School is a community school with children from Reception through to Year 4, organised into 4 classes. In Reception we offer 23 places each year.

Admissions Policy

The admissions policy can be found in the Information for Parents, issued annually by Worcestershire County Council Children’s Services.  A copy is available on the school website or for reference at the school office, or online at http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/school-information-for-parents/school-admissions.aspx. The school admits pupils irrespective of their gender, race, creed, disability or special educational needs.

 

Catchment Area

This includes the villages of Fairfield, Dordale, Madeley, Lower Madeley, Wildmoor, Chapman’s Hill (Waseley Hill) and Bournheath. To find your catchment school, go to http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/school-information-for-parents/school-search.aspx . Many of the families currently attending school do not live within the schools actual catchment area.

Admission Arrangements

All children are able to start their Reception year in the Autumn Term. We expect that most children will be full time by the end of our Induction period; however specific arrangements may be made, in consultation with staff and parents.  

 

The school is committed to removing barriers to learning and provides facilities to assist access for children with special educational needs or disabilities. The school has ramped wheelchair access and will work to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made, where possible, so that any child with a disability or special need would not be disadvantaged. Please inform us of any special need as early as possible, so that additional arrangements can be discussed and appropriate provision made.

 

Children attending Fairfield transfer to a range of Middle Schools across Bromsgrove. We work very closely with all of the other schools in the Bromsgrove Pyramid, to ensure a smooth and productive transition takes place at the end of Year 4. A transition programme is in place to prepare all children for their Middle School and the children will visit their chosen Middle School for activities and a day of induction, during the summer term.