Proud to be an FMAT Academy

Academy Life


All of our students have access to a broad curriculum, which is delivered with care and support by highly skilled teaching staff. We encourage our students to develop the skills they require to play an integral role in society and to become valuable and responsible citizens.

Fairfax prides itself on its fantastic House system which was established upon its opening in 1959. We feel that this tradition provides students with the essential foundation to develop leadership skills, loyalty and responsibility as well as giving them the opportunity to thrive.

All students are encouraged to take part in many different sporting and extracurricular activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award which all help to promote House spirit amongst the Fairfax community.

Our motto ‘Sinceritas Laboris’, there is dignity in labour, is at the heart of our ethos. At Fairfax we believe hard work pays off and our students demonstrate this every day!

Curriculum Statement

This curriculum statement is split into 3 sections:
1. The INTENT of the curriculum which outlines the rationale behind its design, content and
2. The IMPLEMENTATION of the curriculum which is concerned with curriculum delivery, in
terms of teaching, assessment and feedback and how leaders and teachers respond to this;
3. The IMPACT of the curriculum which is concerned with how the effectiveness of the
curriculum is evaluated to support leaders, teachers and students.

Read the full document here:

Fairfax Curriculum Statement


At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8  and 9), students will study the following subjects:


At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11), students follow one of several flexible pathways which feature a wide range of academic courses including the English Baccalaureate.

All students will study the following subjects:

The English Baccalaureate courses include:

In addition, students can choose from a full range of academic courses:

Key Stage 5

For the Sixth Form Curriculum offer, please visit our dedicated Sixth Form Page: Sixth Form – Fairfax Academy

For questions regarding the Academy curriculum, please contact Mrs R Boyce, Vice Principal