Academy Life

Parent Information

In this section you will find useful links to support your child at school and all of our Parent/Carer letters and updates.

Parent/Carer Letters 2022-2023

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Spring Term 2

Summer Term 


ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, trips and activities, uniforms, music lessons and fees.

You simply top-up your ParentPay account online  by debit or credit card, or in cash through PayPoint stores. Payment by standing order and faster payments will be available soon. Your ParentPay balance can be used immediately to pay for any of your children’s items at any school using ParentPay.

Free School Meals

The link below will take you directly to  the online application process through Birmingham City Council.

Attendance Brochure

As a parent you want your child to always be feeling their best for school and when they are not feeling very well it can be confusing to decide whether they should go to school or not.
This guide will help you understand what illnesses you should keep your child home from school for and what actions you should take so that your child feels better and communication with the school is effective.  All absences should be called through to the school on 0121 378 1288 Option 1 for attendance.

Permission to Administer Medicine

Where ever possible we encourage students to take their medication at home before the school day and on their return.  Where this is not possible and you require your child to receive medication during the school day, please complete and return the attached form.

Parent App - My Child at School (MCAS)

Fairfax Academy has moved to a new computer information system called Bromcom. This system is supported by a portal for parents/carers called ‘My Child at School’ (MCAS).

Please click on the link below for instructions to set up your MCAS account.

MCAS Parental Guide

Parent Information Evening Downloads