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!

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

  • English and Mathematics
  • Science (a combination of Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • History, Geography and Religious Education
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Creativity & Design: Art, Drama, Music, Design & Technology, Food preparation & Nutrition
  • PE
  • Business, Computer Science and ICT


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:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

The English Baccalaureate courses include:

  • History and Geography
  • French and German

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

  • Business
  • Computer Science and ICT
  • Product Design
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Art, Music and Drama
  • Physical Education and Dance.

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

Sixth Form

For questions regarding the Academy curriculum, please contact Mr T M Johnson, Deputy Head Teacher.