Statutory Information

Fairfax Academy - STATUTORY WEBSITE INFORMATION

The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 September 2012. This requires specific information to be published on the school website.

1. Contact Details:

Fairfax School

Fairfax Road

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B75 7JT

 

Telephone: 0121 378 1288

E-mail: post@fairfax.bham.sch.uk

Website: www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk

Twitter: @fairfaxschool

Headteacher: Mrs D Bunn

 

2. Admissions Arrangements

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/school-admissions

3. Most recent OfSTED report

http://www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk/33/ofsted-report-2011

4. Key Stage 2 results – not applicable

5. Key Stage 4 exam results

In 2015/2016:

Progress8 Score: 0.12

Attainment 8 Score: 54.12

Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved grade C or above in English and mathematics at the end of KS4: 75%

Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate: 29%

6. School Performance Tables published by the Department for Education

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136908

7. Curriculum information

Fairfax Prospectus

Curriculum Overview

8. Details of the previous year’s Pupil Premium and Catch Up Premium spending:

http://www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk/163/pupil-premium-statement

9. The SEN policy can be found here:

Name of SENCO: Mrs K Corbett

Special Education Needs 2016

10. The Child Protection Policy can be found here:

Child Protection Policy

11. Charging and remissions information

Practical Subjects

Where parents have indicated in writing that they wish to own a finished product, the school will make a charge. The charge shall not exceed the cost of the materials used by the pupil.

Transport

Where a pupil travels direct from home to a place of work experience and vice-versa, parents can be asked to meet the cost of such travel.

Optional Extras

A charge may be made for optional extras wholly or mainly outside school hours except where such activities are provided:

·       To fulfil any requirements specified in the syllabus for a prescribed public examination.

·       Specifically to fulfil statutory duties relating to the National Curriculum.

·       Specifically to fulfil duties relating to religious education.

Participation in optional extras will be on the basis of parental choice and prior confirmation in writing is required from the parents that are willing to pay charges. The charge per head cannot exceed the actual cost of providing the optional extra, divided equally by the number of participating pupils and may include elements for:

·       a pupil’s travel costs

·       a pupil’s board and lodging costs

·       entrance fees to museums, castles, theatres etc.

·       insurance costs

12. The school’s ethos and values:

http://www.fairfax.bham.sch.uk/26/headteachers-welcome

From the moment you enter the gates at Fairfax you realise what an extraordinary school this is. One that succeeds academically, through its amazing examination results both at GCSE and Post 16 level, but also one that develops the ‘whole person’. This is why I find it a privilege to be the Head of such a unique and fantastic establishment.

Education is the bedrock for a successful and fulfilling life. Our aim is to prepare each and every student to succeed in a 21st Century workplace and have the skills and competencies to do this. The curriculum underpins our ethos of creativity, innovation and mastering of the basics; reading, writing, communicating and mathematics.

We are proud of our pedigree both locally, nationally and internationally through our endeavours with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, World Challenge Expeditions and cutting edge Teaching and Learning initiatives. Our House system provides the support, challenge and competition to help students develop the confidence to achieve more and our Annual Eisteddfod celebrates our artistic talent. Fairfax succeeds in a variety of local and national sport team events; including our Physically Disabled students who regularly take part in regional Zone Hockey competitions.

My personal aim is to ensure that each student’s individual experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. I believe in the basics and will relentlessly pursue excellence in punctuality, behaviour, uniform and respect for one another. The mantra of ‘All of us, all of the time’ resonates throughout Fairfax in everything we do.

Mrs D Bunn - Head of Academy

13. Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy

14. Equality Information and Objectives Publication

Equality information and Objectives Publication

15. Exclusions Policy

Exclusions policy