Creativity and Design

Mission Statement

The Creativity and Design Faculty aims to enable all young people to become resourceful, successful learners who enjoy learning and making progress, and who are confident individuals able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives in our advanced technological society. We provide creative and design experiences which will build self-esteem and develop problem solving, independence and team work skills as well as opportunities to celebrate achievement.


In Art, our aim is to develop resilient and creative learners, who understand that creativity is a process and a journey.

Our curriculum will introduce them to a wide range of processes and skills using different materials, so they become independent and reflective learners with a yearning for exploration through Art and Design.

Year 7 – 13 Course information for Art

Child Development

Child Development is a vocational course set by OCR, and covers all aspects of child development and parental/carer responsibility, from conception to five years. At Fairfax, students will learn theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to create the best conditions for a child’s development and well-being.

Our vocational course in hospitality and catering aims to provide learners with the opportunity to develop a range of specialist and general skills that would support their progression to employment in the hospitality and catering industry.

This vocational course introduces students to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin study of the health and social care sector and gives learners an experience of the breadth and depth that will prepare them for further study in the health and care work sectors.


Year 10 and 11 Course Information for Level 1/2 Child Development 


Design Technology

In Design Technology, we strive to develop young designers who are considerate to the needs of others, cultural values and the environmental issues that affect design and manufacturing.

At the foundation of Design Technology is creativity and imagination. We aim to develop confident, courageous and innovative designers who communicate and express their own individuality when creating design solutions.

Year 7 – 13 Course information for Design Technology


Drama at Fairfax aims to develop innovative and ambitious young people to be the creative leaders of tomorrow.

We provide an active, creative and imaginative learning environment which fosters rich, meaningful work and contributes to a lasting wider community.

Through developing a love for Performing Arts within acting and design and technical areas, we promote confidence levels beyond pupils’ beliefs and nurture transferable skills that apply to all walks of life.

Year 7 to 13 Course Information for Drama

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Food Preparation and Nutrition at Fairfax will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of Food Science, Nutrition and Healthy Eating.

Our curriculum encourages students to cook and enable them to make informed decisions, have a cultural awareness and have a wide range of vital life skills to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritionally now and in later life.

Year 10 and 11 Course Information for GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 12 and 13 Course Information for Level 3 Food Science and Preparation

Hospitality and Catering - Vocational Award


Our music department aims to ensure that every student, will relish their music lessons and extra-curricular opportunities whilst broadening their cultural awareness. Our music lessons are characterised by both practical and social music making.

Year 7 – 11 Course information for Music

Year 12 – 13 Course information for Music

Year 10 and 11 Course Information for Hospitality and Catering