VIP for a day!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Friday, 13 February 2015

A new competition was announced this week in the the school! We are looking for the best designs for a new poster for our Five School Rules. Entrants need to choose one rule and create a design on A4 or A5, with the rule written out in funky writing and a picture showing how you could demonstrate the rule.

Our Five School Rules are:

We always try our best.

We treat each other with respect.

We listen when others are speaking.

We care for all resources. 

We walk calmly and quietly.

The best design for each rule will be chosen after half term and the five winners will receive an amazing prize - a special VIP Credit Card which will entitle them to be treated like VIPs for a whole day! One of the treats will be a special gourmet dinner in the the Headteacher's office, and there will be lots of other exciting things happening for our VIPs! 

Get designing!

Boots or no Boots?

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Thursday, 5 February 2015

We have had a number of parents and carers requesting that the school unform policy be adapted slightly to include smart, black boots as acceptable footwear. We are wondering what your views are? Please take the time to click on our survey and the governing body will analyse the results and make a final decision. If you have any particular comments to make on this issue, please drop me a line at and I will make sure your views are represented in our discussions!

The Value of Cooperation!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Saturday, 17 January 2015

January's value is Cooperation! Please find some time to talk at home about what it means to cooperate with each other! Last week, in assembly, we decided it was: 

• Working together to get something done.

• Talking and agreeing how to do something.

• Being helpful and doing your bit to sort something out.

Planning your holidays?

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Tuesday, 6 January 2015

I am sure some of you are starting to look forward to planning your holidays, now that Christmas is all finished! Please take a look here for the latest Term Dates 2015 - 2016. Please remember that we do not authorise the taking of holidays during term time. 

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Monday, 5 January 2015

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to everyone! We hope you have had a peaceful and restful Christmas break. 

It's time to Vote for Our Christmas Tree!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Monday, 1 December 2014

It's that time of year again! You may remember that last year, Fairlands came second in the annual Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival with our space age entry.

This year, we are linking our entry to the work we have been doing on Unity and being part of the United Kingdom! The Foundation Stage children have been working hard transforming a pile of toilet roll middles into a patriotic, red, white and blue celebration of our diverse nation! 

'It is is our similarities which unite us, but our differences which make us great!'

Now it is over to you... please nip down to Holy Trinity to see the church filled with Christmas Trees from all around our community - and whilst you are there, please VOTE FOR FAIRLANDS!