Our Academy

Principal's Welcome

Mrs D J Bunn

Thank you for your interest in Fairfax, and a warm welcome from everyone connected with Fairfax Academy.

I am incredibly proud to be the Principal of Fairfax Academy.  The Academy’s values are built around hard work and opportunity; we believe that every child attending Fairfax will have the chance to thrive in an atmosphere where high expectations meet endless possibilities.

The Academy enjoys excellent examination results at both GCSE and Post-16; a result of our commitment to our motto ‘Sinceritas Laboris’ there is dignity in labour!   The Academy’s experienced staff are knowledgeable and skilled and ensure that every child, regardless of starting point, is supported to optimize his/her academic achievements.

Our House system is at the heart of the school and has been in place for the best part of 60 years.  This commitment to our school traditions ensures that every child has the opportunity to participate in activities that develop him/her as a person.  Such activities include our annual Eisteddfod, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, local and national sporting events and many artistic performances.

My personal philosophy is that every student should leave high school proud of the young adult they have become.  I believe this can be achieved by ensuring all our students meet high expectations whether it be in punctuality, behaviour, courtesy or class work.  The Academy aims to promote a sense of pride in students, through students taking personal responsibility in delivering excellence!  We are Fairfax and we are proud of it!

Mrs D J Bunn