Fairfield House School is an Independent Special School for students who may struggle within a generic classroom environment.

Fairfield House School offers specialist education and care for children and young people aged between 8 – 25 years who experience autism and complex learning and behavioural needs. The curriculum is informed by principles of outbound and situational learning, for those who cannot cope with a traditional classroom setting. We learn through 'doing', by increasing community integration and life skills. We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing yet stimulating environment for young people to meet their full potential.

Education can and should be enjoyable, even if young people have not experienced this in the past. Our school provides a holistic and inclusive educational framework, underpinned by the content and assessment criteria of the National Curriculum. The ethos of a spiritual, moral, social and cultural environment for learning aims to equip students with the skills for ensuring independent and fulfilled lives.

We have recently been granted approval to extend our capacity and age range to educate students up to the age of 25 by the Department for Education.

We are able to offer a range of placement options including:

Fully residential care and education placement (38 or 52 weeks) - including those who have been excluded from other settings.

Shared educational placements; offering part-time support so the young person can remain in a school placement successfully.

Educational Day Placements

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Fairfield House School achieved a rating of ‘good’ with outstanding features, in the school’s first Ofsted inspection

“The school provides a good quality of education and makes outstanding provision for students’ welfare, health and safety. It meets its aims well through careful assessment of the students’ progress; good teaching using a wide range of facilities in the community and a broad curriculum, carefully adapted to meet the specific and complex needs of the students. The staff are experienced in teaching students who are disabled or with special educational needs, including autism, and work very cooperatively as a team to safeguard and improve the self-esteem of the students, and to promote good progress and behaviour”. (Ofsted, 2012)

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