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School re-opens at 8.50am on Tuesday 21st April. (Year 2 - don't forget to come to school dressed in anything relating to the Great Fire of London topic for your WOW Day tomorrow.)


By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Friday, 20 March 2015


By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Friday, 13 March 2015


We have had an amazing day, participating in the Comic Relief Dance Off 2015!

We had a special message from Louis Spence at the start of the day! Take a look here! 

We have been dancing non-stop in the hall and have enjoyed great whole-school assemblies to end the day. Take a look at our blogs to see what we have been up to!

And we have raised an amazing £888! :)

Fairlands will be at the Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Monday, 9 March 2015


Do you want to teach at Fairlands?

Being a large, expanding school, each year we have vacancies and opportunities. Come and meet us and find out more!

The Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair will be taking place on Saturday 14th March 2015 between 10.00am and 4.00pm, at Hertfordshire Development Centre at Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ.

The event is free to attend and representatives from 100s of Hertfordshire schools will be available to discuss current and future teaching opportunities.  In addition, a series of informative and inspiring workshops will be running to support you, whether you are entering the profession, progressing your career or returning to teaching.

Workshops include
- Unmissable tips on applying for your first teaching job
- Train to Teach (run by the National College of Teaching and Leadership)
- Returning to teaching – what’s new in education?
- Thinking of a new career path? Re-training as a teacher from another profession
- Newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction, support and training in Hertfordshire
- Fast tracking programme – increase your subject knowledge
- Progress your leadership career in Hertfordshire
- Why teach in Hertfordshire?

In addition, an individual advice surgery will be running, providing support and guidance on being a teacher and information will be available on living and settling in Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire and School Direct providers will also be attending and offering advice on routes into teaching.

If you are a current, past or new teacher, considering a career change to teaching or know of anyone that is, this is an essential event to attend.

Free on-site parking will be available and a free shuttle bus will be running from Stevenage train station.


For full details on the event and to pre-register your attendance, see

We Value Your Views!

By Robert Staples, Headteacher - Tuesday, 3 March 2015

This year we are asking parents/carers to complete our Annual Parent Survey on-line.  This is a really important source of information for us, so please make sure that you complete the survey in relation to you eldest child attending the school by Friday 13th March.  We will give you feedback on the outomes of the survey after the Easter break.  Don't forget you can always drop us an email to let us know about something - or feel free to make an appointment through the school office to see the relevant member of staff.

You can access the survey by clicking on the following link  The School Number is 202021, Password XSZM.  If you do not have access to a computer, please come into the upper building office, where we will have the survey set up ready for you to complete.

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!