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The Federation of Fairfield and Colneis

About Fairfield

Here at Fairfield, we provide day school education for an average of 260 boys and girls aged 4+ to 7 years.  Also attached to the main school is a nursery unit offering high quality Early Years education for children below the age of 5. The current school roll is 49 children in nursery, and 257 in the main school (correct as of March 2022).

There has been a school on this site since 1879.  We are very proud of our beautiful Victorian buildings and a £500,000 extension in 2006 providing a new school entrance, offices and a magnificent hall.  Outdoor facilities include a playing field, adventure playground, wild life area and generous outdoor learning provision for EYFS.

At Fairfield, we have built up a reputation for providing a friendly atmosphere and caring attitude.  We stimulate pupils with a broad and creative curriculum planned whilst also providing for their social and emotional needs.

The education of your child is a responsibility we are privileged to share with parents.  We actively encourage parents to be our partners in children’s learning.  Teachers, the pastoral team and senior leaders are happy to discuss with you any matter concerning your child.  There are opportunities for parents to help in school on a voluntary basis and we have a lively voluntary support association, the Friends of Fairfield and Colneis, which organises social and fundraising events throughout the year.

Fairfield is one of a group of school in Felixstowe collectively known as the Felixstowe Pyramid.  For Y3, most pupils transfer to our Federated partner school, Colneis Junior.  For Y7, they move again, with the majority transferring to Felixstowe School.