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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.

Ofsted 2023:

"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.

Mrs K.Hamilton


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)


Contact us:

Fairhouse Primary School

Long Riding



SS14 1QP

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

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


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 Styles or Mrs Cooper.

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.

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Berlesduna Academy Trust

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



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.

Have you visited our Facebook page yet?

Times of the school day

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

10:00 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 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. 

School Clubs

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

Breakfast Club

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.

Looking for after school childcare?

ABC Treehouse offer after school care/clubs from 3 pm - 6pm each day. They collect your child from our school using the "walking bus" model. 

Please note their web-page:

Breakfast And After School | Abc Treehouse | Basildon

Telephone number: 07961400158

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