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Stratford Win at Eisteddfod

For the first time in 24 years, Stratford House were the winners of our annual Eisteddfod.

Congratulations to all of our students who took part in our first, and hopefully, last, virtual Eisteddfod.  We were delighted with the number of students who entered the competition with their entries or performances in this most unusual year.

Highlights of the night are available on our Eisteddfod page:




ARKS Congratulations

ARKS Congratulations to today’s awardees – who have received 12 merits: 3 for Ambition, 3 for Respect, 3 for Kindness and 3 for Safety – Well done everyone!

ARKS Congratulations

20.11.20 ARKS Congratulations to our recent awardees – many Year 7 blazers now proudly show the new ARKS badge! Well done everyone!

HOUSE COMPETITION NEWS – Celebrating Black Britons

Students at Fairfax have really embraced our House Competition, celebrating Black Britons. An impressive collection of videos, podcasts, poems, literature, photos and essays have been carefully crafted by students from each of our year groups.
The entries span across three centuries of Black Britons starting with Mary Seacole, who tirelessly worked on the front line to nurse the soldiers at The Crimean War. From the 19th century, we fast forward to the 21st century where our students used contemporary music to choreograph a dance that celebrated music from across the diaspora. It truly is pleasing to see how our students have taken up the task to research and celebrate Black History Month.
More than ever, these entries really show that #wearefairfax and that we take pride in our diversity.
We are pleased to announce the winning entries:
Seniors Winner Demi-Lee (Y12)
Runners up Devlin and Mya (Y12)
Juniors Winners Henna and Zach (Y7)
Runners Up Riley and Dhruvi (Y7)
If you would like to get involved with our Equalities group, please email [email protected]

ARKS Congratulations

Mrs Bunn was pleased to present more ARKS awardees, from eight different Year 7 ‘bubbles’, with their merit certificate and ARKS badge this week. Well done everyone!

Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and Cream...

 for Mrs Bunn, Ms Gray and the new Senior Prefect Team this afternoon!


Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows and Cream...

Our First 'ARKS' award recipients of 2020

5/10/2020 ARKS Congratulations
Mrs Bunn was delighted to present our first ARKS awardees, from six different Year 7 ‘bubbles’, with their merit certificate and ARKS badge this morning. Well done everyone!

And we’re back!

“It has been a real pleasure welcoming students back to school this week. Staff have been telling me how much they have missed their students and how much they have enjoyed welcoming them back and teaching them face-to-face. We have all been proud of how smartly students have worn their uniform and how they have settled into their lessons.”

Mrs Bunn September 2020

Good News at Fairfax

Year 13 Results Day

Year 13 Results Day

13th August 2020

Fairfax students experienced an A Level results day with a difference as they visited the academy for the first time since March to collect their results.  Deborah Bunn,Head of Academy, said, “We are all so incredibly proud of the maturity and resilience our students have shown during these unprecedented times.  The last week, has no doubt, been a source of anxiety for many young people across the country and we are delighted to see so many of our students securing university places and going on to further education and training.” We were deeply disappointed  that they finished their school career in March but look forward to celebrating with them at a later date, when it is safe to do so.  We wish all our students all the best for the future.


Duke of Edinburgh Voluntary Service

15 July 2020

Congratulations to all our Duke of Edinburgh participants for their outstanding voluntary contributions!


Duke of Edinburgh Voluntary Service


14 July 2020

Well done to everyone who has helped out in their kitchen at home, and developed cooking skills, during the lockdown.
The photographs that continue to be sent to school are fantastic!
Thank you!
Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

3 July
Welcome Back Y7 Y8 Y9 Coventry, and some Kenilworth Tutor Groups too! We are really looking forward to seeing you today and your tutors are ready to welcome you!
And we are excited about Y7 Y8 Y9 Kenilworth, Stratford and Warwick coming into school over the next few weeks too!
We have missed you!


30th June

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Ethan in Year 10 has taken part in a ’19-hour no-break’ computer gaming event  to raise money for the British Red Cross.
Ethan raised a fantastic £220, which the Red Cross has pledged to use to support the NHS during the Covid 19 outbreak.
We are, as a school, incredibly proud of his achievements.
Well done Ethan!



24th June

During lockdown Fairfax students have been using their talents in a range of ways. Some of our students have been using some of their time improving their art skills.
Image may contain: dogThis is a drawing completed by one of our amazing Year 12 students, Chloe.
Chloe doesn’t study art, but as you can clearly see she has lots of talent.
If you have been drawing during lockdown too, we would love to see your pictures.
If you haven’t, why don’t you try?





23 June

Well done to everyone who has developed their cooking skills during the lockdown. The photographs that have been sent to school are fantastic! Congratulations also to our well deserving Chefs Of The Week!


A positive return to the classroom

Thursday 18 June

Well done to all the students who recommenced their academic curriculum today! Students were excellent at following the guidelines and behaviour was of a really high standard. The teachers enjoyed seeing you all and look forward to seeing more students tomorrow!

#wearefairfax #makingfairfaxproud





Fairfax welcomes back Y12 students

It’s been wonderful to see so many of our year 12s return for their one-to-one meetings with our sixth form staff.  The discussions have been around how they have coped during lockdown and we are so proud of the stories we are hearing.  So many are telling us how they have been using our resources and researching the options for post 18 career choices.

We have really missed the daily interactions with our sixth form and are looking forward to welcoming students back to lessons next week.

The Sixth Form Team






Fairfax welcomes back Y12 students
Fairfax welcomes back Y10 students

Fairfax welcomes back Y10 students

It has been an absolute pleasure to see so many smiling faces from our year 10 students, returning to attend meetings with our pastoral team.

It has been pleasing to meet with Y10 students and share their lockdown experiences and we looking forward to seeing them in lessons over the next few weeks.

We also want to congratulate them on the high standards of behaviour and presentation students demonstrated on their return to school.





Supporting frontline staff

We are incredibly proud of how our students here at Fairfax, on a daily basis, show care and compassion for others.  Here is one example of where one of our amazing students, Sarah Smith has taught herself to knit so she could make mask holders for our frontline workers to help protect their ears.  The staff at NHS University Hospital Coventry were over whelmed by these when they received them.   Well done Sarah on thinking of others first and making a positive difference.

Supporting frontline staff







Sutton Schools join forces

Sutton Schools join forces

Read about how the Sutton schools came together to make vital PPE equipment for our local hospital and carehomes: