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FAIRFAX Academy in Sutton Coldfield, founding school of the Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust, is celebrating another year of A Level success with Y13 students celebrating positive outcomes in a broad range of A level and Vocational subjects.

Principal, Deborah Bunn said, “We are delighted that our students have enjoyed so much success following the challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic.

Despite not having sat formal GCSE examinations in 2020, students have achieved an examination record number of top grades. Students approached their Y13 assessments with resilience and maturity and we have been incredibly proud of them.”
“Students at Fairfax Sixth Form continue to make strong progress in a range of academic subjects and we have been impressed to see them rise to the challenge of education post-pandemic restrictions.”
“The staff at Fairfax would like to congratulate all of our students whose hard work has paid off; we are delighted for them and wish them every success in the next stages of their employment, education and training.


Following a set of strong A Level results last week, students are celebrating another successful year of GCSE performance. Excellent standards have been maintained across all core subjects with an increased number of students securing the highest external assessment grades.

Deborah Bunn, Principal, said: “Congratulations to all of our students. The pandemic has presented our students with many challenges over the last 3 years and they have demonstrated resilience and maturity We are extremely proud of them and wish them every success in the next stages of their employment, education and training. We look forward to welcoming a large number of our students back to Fairfax to continue their educational journey in our successful sixth form”.

Pictured are some of The Academy’s high performing students.

PQA Monologue Slam Success

Congratulations to Niah in Y8!
Niah has been selected as one of the nine 2022 PQA Monologue Slam National Winners. A fantastic achievement! Well done! 👏

Y11 Silver DofE Practice Walk

Y11 Silver DofE Practice Walk – Friday 🌧

Redpoint Climbing Centre

Coventry House Visit

Kenilworth House Visit

Stratford House Visit

Warwick House Visit

Ten Pin Bowling Success

Today Fairfax competed in a Ten Pin Bowling competition, involving another 9 Birmingham schools.
Our teams came 2nd and 4th! Excellent!
Well done everyone!
2nd Place Team – Ted, Grace and Tia
4th Place Team – Harry, Ben, Sophie and Mohammed
OTHELLO – Shakespeare Schools Festival 2022
Well done to our amazing cast of Othello!
An excellent performance! 

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2022

Emergency Bleed Control Kit

We were pleased to support the installation of an Emergency Bleed Control Kit outside Fairfax earlier this week, donated through fundraising by Chelsea Warner, a former Fairfax student, in memory of her brother.

Remembrance Day

‘They gave their tomorrow so we could have our today’

Entrepreneurial Enterprises!

Thanks to F2D-ITC who worked with our year 9 students on their entrepreneurship skills today. We had a fantastic time, designing and working on marketing for our own clothing lines.
Students enjoyed working in teams with Dan and Mark, and a lot of positive feedback came our way.
Thanks F2D!

Congratulations to Sixth Form student, Eryk Neumann, who won Bronze in the seniors category at the British Judo Championship.
Well done, Eryk!
#dedication #excellence

Judo Championship Success

Eisteddfod Winners 2022

The Eisteddfod Myths & Legends
Warwick House!
Champions! 🏆

German Market Visit

Y8 German Christmas Markets Visit
Students and staff are enjoying their educational visit to Germany 🇩🇪 this week!

House Charity Week 2023

House Charity Week 2023
Thank you to everyone who supported our charity fundraising!
Congratulations to TEAM HETHERINGTON for their win on Friday!
Y7 Symphony Hall Visit
Student and staff are enjoying the concert this afternoon.

Year 7 Symphony Hall Visit

Table Cricket Success


Our Table Cricket Team had a successful day at Edgbaston CCG on Thursday. Winning three out of four games and qualifying for the regional competition. Well done to Humzah, Joal, Lilly, Oliver, Cao and Jorah! #makingfairfaxproud


Year 8 Arete Trip Galleries

Community Tree Planting

Fairfax students served their community on Friday by working with the friends of St Stephen’s Pond to plant a large number of trees.

Careers Events at Fairfax

This half term there have been several Careers events:
• Year 9 met with a vast range of employers to ‘Guess their Job’!
• A group of Year 10 girls were invited to attend an International Women’s day webinar conducted by the Crown Prosecution Service. The webinar focussed on ‘Women in Law’ with the Chief prosecutor leading the way.
• A group of Year 8 and Year 10 students were invited by their Head of Year to take part in a F2D (Free 2 Dream) workshop run by Dan and Mark. Students put their design and business skills to the test by designing a hoodie, which will be manufactured and given back to each student once made.
• Year 11 have also had the opportunity to ensure they have their plans in place for when they leave Year 11, by attending an application workshop hosted by BMET college.
Next term plans include an Oxford University visit for some Year 9 students, and a ‘Meet the Professional’ event at which Year 10-13 will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions about particular career pathways. If any parent/carer would like to share their career journey, then please get in touch with Mrs Knowles by email to

Year 9 Rewards Trip

Year 9 students had a fantastic time on the rewards trip to Alton Towers…despite the rain! 

Gold Standard for Fairfax Drama

Each year thousands of young people from primary, secondary and SEND schools across the country unite in the world’s largest youth drama festival run by the Shakespeare Schools Foundation. The comprehensive Festival process culminates in exhilarating performance evenings; young people playing Shakespeare in professional theatres, raising aspirations and unlocking the potential of students and teachers alike. 

Fairfax is delighted to be a part of this amazing organisation and are proud to be recognised as one of their ‘Gold Schools’.  We look forward to taking part in the next performance at the Shakespeare Schools Festival. 

Cricketing Glory at Edgbaston

Congratulations to our Table Cricket Team who won today at the Warwickshire Cricket Ground in Edgbaston! Next step LORDS 🤩

See the film from the Lord’s Taverners here

F2D ITC Back for more workshops

Our hardworking Y8 students received their hoodies this week, that they planned and designed themselves with our F2D in the community workshops last term!
Well done everyone!

Sutton Schools Girls’ Football Winners!

Well done to our Y7 & 8 girls’ football team. Undefeated in the Sutton schools football tournament yesterday evening, demonstrating great teamwork, skill and dedication

Year 13 Leavers Celebrations

We were so sad to be saying farewell to our lovely Year 13s, but they did make us all smile with their inventive fancy dress! 

All the very best for your upcoming exams, everyone! 

Year 9 Aspiration trip to Oxford University

Our Year 9 students spent a day at Oxford University taking in the incredible facilities, meeting with staff and students and learning about what it means to attend university. 

Table Cricket Finals at Lords

On Friday 9th June, a team of 5 Fairfax students took part in the Table Cricket National Finals at the home of cricket – Lords.

We were up against it from the beginning of the day as we had lost experienced players to illness or sitting GCSE Biology. We were like Argentina without Messi & Martinez!  However, the two ‘Newbies’ did excellently, with Anna Williams scoring three 6s from one over!

In our first group game, we beat the eventual winners of the tournament by ONE run! By the end of our group games, we were level on points/wins with two other teams. We had scored more runs. But our ‘run difference’ was less than theirs. So, we ended up in a play-off for 5th/6th place.

The team had to gel quickly and did so. They were brilliant ambassadors for Fairfax throughout the day. With Humzah and Cao fulfilling various media commitments with the BBC and local radio. Well done Team Fairfax!! 

Fairfax has got talent!

Fairfax Has Got Talent 2023
Congratulations Coventry House! Our winner this year is Spencer in Year 8! The competition was very close – well done everyone!

Berliner Erinnerungen

In July, year 10 student took a trip to Berlin with the Modern Foreign Language faculty. 

The trip took in sights such as the Brandenberg Gate, DDR Museum, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Wall Memorial, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Reichstag Building, art at the East Side Gallery. 

Students also took a trip up the Berliner Fernsehturm an a boat trip taking in the sights along the river. 

The photographs tell their own story of how well the students behaved and enjoyed the experience.  Thanks to all our staff for their dedication to participation at Fairfax. 

House Athletic Championship

They did it!

Warwick retained their title and are House Athletics Champions 2023! A big thank you goes out to all our performers, parents/supporters, the team facilitating the championships at the track and within school. #makingfairfaxproud