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As we reach the end of the first term of 2018, I have to say that we have been very busy since the last newsletter in December.
Did you see the good news about the performance in the schools performance tables? The Bristol Post did and they described it as “an outstanding performance”. Our GCSE progress and attainment are officially much above average and this places the school as the third best performer in Bristol. For some measures we are third best in the South West. As I have said previously, this is due to the hard work and dedication of the excellent staff and of course students… and parents.
The role parents play in helping with revision or calming exam nerves often goes unnoticed but at Fairfield we know you make a real difference so I wanted to make time to say thank you. As Year 11 get ready for the final run in before exams with preparations for PPEs (Mocks) I should remind everyone that we are due for another year of GCSE exam change with results that will not be comparable in the summer. What I do know is that hard work and excellent revision will lead to smiling faces in August.
You may have caught sight of one impressive aspect of our work at the school in the form of fantastic posters around the city. Team “Regen”, the winners of the Mayors “Community Apprentice Award” have now had their exploits turned into posters at major train stations in Bristol. Originally they renovated an area of underpass by the skate park at the M32, close to the school. They then encouraged a local primary school to join them with a competition to come up with designs. Together they worked on painting the underpass to make a difference in the real world. It’s so good to know that this is now being used to encourage and inspire others to get involved in making our communities better places to live for all of us.
Talking of real world community improvements, we have formally opened our new changing rooms on our redeveloped playing fields at the Civil Service Ground on Muller Road. The pitches are growing rapidly and will be of Sports England standard. I have been lucky enough to have a sneak peek of the changing rooms and they are of excellent quality. I know our sports teams will now have some of the very best facilities in Bristol.
On a closing note I would like to remind all students that the school site opens at 8am, when students can take advantage of our excellent Breakfast Club. Some of our young people arrive before this and cannot gain access to the building; whilst I admire the promptness to school please arrange to arrive after 8am.
Mr Nick Lewis