For Your Information
Parents of children born between 01/09/15 and 31/08/16 wishing to apply for a Nursery place for September 2019 - please click above on 'Our School' and then 'Admissions' for more details.

Snowy Weather!

Thank you to all the staff who were up early this morning, clearing the paths and getting the site ready for the children. Special thanks go to Mr Sharp and Mr Skinner who worked especially hard!

And thank you to Jake, for making me a mini snowman for my desk! :) 

Just a reminder that the best place to check for the latest announcements about possible closure is on the school website. The banner notification will always have the latest information. 

You can also sign up for alerts via the Everbridge notification system - sign up here.

Also, a final reminder that, if the school is open, all children are expected to attend. Unless there are truly exceptional reasons, any absences will be marked as unauthorised. 

Happy New Year!

 Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing the children back at the normal time on Wednesday 9th January 2019.

Merry Christmas!

We will remember them...

We have been spending time remembering the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives in conflict, marking the centenary of the end of World War One.

We have all made a poppy and and we had a special Remembrance Day assembly on Monday. 

Consultation on admission arrangements for 2020/21


We’re consulting on some changes to our admission arrangements. The consultation runs from 19 November 2018 to 6 January 2019. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2019 and published by 15th March 2019.


Following advice issued by the DfE on 6 August 2018 all schools are strongly advised to consult on proposals to give second highest priority to “children previously looked after by the state abroad”.


As a result of this latest DfE advice, we're proposing the following changes to our admission arrangements for 2020/21:


·         to amend the definition of “Rule 2 – exceptional social and medical reasons to attend a specific school” to include children previously looked after by the state abroad


Our full proposed admissions arrangements 2020/21 can be found on our website here:


The timetable for consultation is as follows:

July - October 2018

Local governing body decides whether to consult on amending admission arrangements. Decisions are recorded in local governing body minutes.

12 November 2018

Own admitting authority schools to submit proposed admission arrangements for consultation to HCC.

19 November 2018 –

6 January 2019

Annual Admissions Consultation

-       published on school website

-       communicated directly to interested parties in our area; other admitting authorities including Hertfordshire County Council; adjoining neighbouring local authorities via HCC

By 28 February 2019

Admission arrangements must be determined by all admitting authorities. The decision must be made by the full governing body and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

15 March 2019

All admission arrangements submitted to HCC for publication on their website and also published on the school website


To comment on or respond to the proposed admission arrangements 2020/21, contact the school directly. Your responses will be taken into account by the school when determining their arrangements.


As a school, we have been reviewing the intent of our curriculum... making sure we are clear about we are trying to achieve through our curriculum activities.

We all know our school motto is:


and this underpins everything we try to do at Fairlands, encouraging everyone to be the best they can be. 

We looked at our vision statement with staff and in parent forum and made a few tweaks.

Our new vision statement is: 

to provide a safe, happy

and aspirational environment for all,

where a wide, values-based curriculum

challenges children to develop

emotionally, socially and intellectually.