Fairhouse Primary School

Courage, Kindness, Respect, Responsibility

Welcome to Fairhouse Primary School


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 appointed Mrs Hamilton as the new Headteacher in September 2019. 

Drop off and collection times during COVID-19

Our drop off times have now returned to normal with the school gates opening at 8.40am and closing at 8.50am. Any pupils arriving after the gates close will need to enter school via the main office and will be marked as late. Please drop Reception and KS1 children to classroom doors via the KS1 playground gate.  Please drop KS2 children at the KS2 side gate.

Collection times and locations:

Reception:       3.10 pm      (from classroom doors)

Year 1:              3.10 pm     (from classroom door entrance)

Year 2:             3.10 pm      (from KS1 side playground by classrooms)

Year 3 and 4:   3.15 pm      (from rear KS2 playground)

Year 5 and 6:   3.15 pm      (from side KS2 playground)


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. 

Mrs K.Hamilton

Fairhouse Primary School
Long Riding
SS14 1QP

Phone: 01268 523960
Email: enquiries@fairhouse-pri.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Martin or Mrs Blackwell, in the school office, will direct your enquiries to the relevant member of staff.

Gerry Glover, who is the chair of the governing body, can be contacted at the school address.

Our Inclusion team is led by our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion Mrs Cooper.   

Symptoms of Coronavirus:

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please inform us if your child or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms.  To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you or someone in you household has any of these symptoms. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.  Your whole household must isolate for 10 days unless the test proves negative.  

Covid-19 and supporting your child

The following documents, a Coronavirus booklet and a booklet about how to help children who are anxious about Coronavirus, explain how to support the children in understanding what the Coronavirus is, what it means to them and how their worries can be eased. 

Click here for a list of fun activities for the family to take part in while at home!

Have you visited our Facebook page yet?


We’re pleased to announce that Fairhouse is introducing a new, more efficient and secure system for reporting your child’s absence due to illness, called Studybugs. If you haven’t already, please get the free app, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child is ill and unable to attend school.  

Click on the image above to learn about the values, aims and ethos at Fairhouse Primary School.




Here at Fairhouse, we are proud members of the Children's University. This is an opportunity for children to gain recognition for their participation in extra-curricular activities both inside outside of school. The children's University encourages children to partake in a range of activities to build on their love of learning and build their self-confidence and resilience. 

If your child has not yet signed up for Children's University, ask at the front office for a membership form.

Young Carers

We are proud to be awarded the  Bronze award for Young Carers here at Fairhouse Primary School. We support any children in our school community who may be classed as a young carer. For more information, please speak to  Mrs Fleming 

Please click here to find out more information about what or who young carers are. 

Follow this link to read our whole school commitment to Young Carers. 

Berlesduna Academy Trust

Click here to view the Berlesduna Academy Trust's accounts. 

Fairhouse is now a part of the Berlesduna Academy Trust, joining lots of other Basildon schools. We look forward to working together throughout the school year. 

Berlesduna Academy Trust
School House,

Church Road
SS14 2EX

01268 464759


Times of the school day

08:00  Breakfast Club 
08:40  School gates open
08:50 School gates close
08:50  Registration
09:00  Lessons
10:30  Playtime
11:00   Lessons
12:00  Lunch
13:00  Lessons
14:40  Assembly
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 'Parent mail'. 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 Mrs Martin or Mrs Blackwell in the school office. 

School Clubs

All school clubs must be booked onto and paid for through Clubbly .