Fairhouse Primary School is a busy and successful two-form entry primary school in the heart of Basildon, Essex. Originally a separate infants and junior school, the schools amalgamated in September 2016 to become Fairhouse Community Primary School. In May 2019, the school joined the successful Berlesduna Academy Trust.
The school was inspected as Fairhouse Junior School in 2016 and received a grading of "Good".
The school was last inspected in June 2023 and Ofsted agreed that Fairhouse Community Primary School continues to be a "GOOD" school.
"Pupils enjoy their time here. There is a friendly welcome for everyone. Older pupils help the younger children. There are good manners and respectful relationships between the members of the school community."
"Leaders ensure that all pupils enjoy a wide and varied curriculum from the very start, in Reception. They have put in place a well-sequenced curriculum so that teachers are clear about what pupils need to know at every stage."
A welcome message from Mrs Hamilton, Headteacher
Welcome to Fairhouse Primary School. I am delighted to be headteacher of this fantastic school in the heart of Basildon.
Fairhouse Primary School is a "Good" two-form Primary school with a highly supportive and dedicated staff team. My vision for Fairhouse is for our school and our community to make a positive difference in the lives of each and every one of the pupils, both academically and personally. We are ambitious, passionate and determined to achieve success in every aspect of school life. The staff, Governing Body and the Trust work together to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.
Our core values of respect, responsibility, kindness and courage are highly fostered and celebrated in all that we do here and I am immensely proud of our achievements.
Drop off and collection times
Our gates open at 8.40am and close promptly at 8.50am. Please drop Reception and KS1 children to classroom doors via the KS1 playground gate. Please drop KS2 children at the KS2 side gate.
Any arrivals after 8.50 am must go straight to the school office for registration.
Collection times and locations:
Reception: 3.10 pm (from classroom doors)
Year 1: 3.10 pm (from classroom doors)
Year 2: 3.10 pm (from classroom doors/side playground)
Year 3 and 4: 3.15 pm (from rear KS2 playground)
Year 5 and 6: 3.15 pm (from side KS2 playground)
Fairhouse Primary School
Phone: 01268 833 915
Ms Blackwell or Miss Butterfield, in the school office, will direct your enquiries to the relevant member of staff.
Mrs Lovatt, the chair of the governing body, can be contacted at the school address or via email at email@example.com
Our Inclusion team is led by our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion Mrs Cooper.
08:00 Breakfast Club
08:40 School gates open
08:50 School gates close
08:50 Early morning work and registration
9.00 Lessons begin
15:10 End of school day KS1 (Reception, year 1 and year 2)
15:15 End of school day KS2 (years 3 - 6)
16:15 Clubs / Tuition finish
In the event of a school closure, all parents will be contacted by Studybugs. There will also be a message on the school Facebook page.
Please ensure that the school office has been provided with an up-to-date contact number and email address.
Further information or a paper copy of any of the information on our website is available on request from Ms Blackwell or Miss Butterfield in the school office.
Breakfast Club is available every morning before school from 8.00 am. The cost of this is £1.50 per child per day and must be booked in advance. This is booked via Parent Pay and must be paid for in advance too. Breakfast club is open from 8.00 am and last entrance will be 8.15 am.
We do have limited spaces available so you will need to check availability and book in advance.
We cannot accept arrivals who have not booked in through Parent Pay.
We do not take responsibility for your child until they have been signed in at Breakfast Club by a parent and invited into the main front doors of the school.
Parents must sign their child in and wait with then until they are checked in by a member of staff.