Welcome to the Upper Prep! When children join us in the Upper Prep, we aim to harness their passion for learning, encourage their inquisitive minds and facilitate both self-discovery and perseverance in the pursuit of developing a lifelong love of learning.
The Upper Prep School day is very similar to that of the Pre-Prep with a morning assembly, five periods before lunch, three periods in the afternoon and ‘home time’ at 3.40 p.m. Most of the children enjoy the extended curriculum, taking part in the many before-school, lunch-time and after-school activities such as small Music Ensembles, Dance, Drama, Science and Maths Club as well as a wide variety of Sports Clubs, to name but a few.
At Fairfield, we embrace the traditions and values of Independent Education, whilst choosing to develop the best of new initiatives and ideas that will shape your child for life in the 21st Century. Fairfield offers a friendly, caring community, where children learn to be confident whilst developing a thirst for knowledge and enquiry.
Fairfield is a select entry school on the outskirts of Loughborough and the vast majority of children progress to either Loughborough Grammar School (boys), Loughborough High School (girls) or Loughborough Amherst School (Co-ed) with all four schools as part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation on one extensive site.
Fairfield offers an exciting and engaging curriculum taught by highly qualified teachers, supported by year group teaching assistants in bright stimulating classrooms. There are three parallel forms in each year: Year 3 to Year 6. Children in the Upper-Prep have a variety of specialist teachers for subjects including Science, ICT, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, Art and Design & Technology and P.E.
At Fairfield, we believe that education is a partnership between school and home. We recognise and encourage the role that parents play in their child’s learning and development and, as a result, we strive to inform and involve parents as much as possible, hosting a variety of Information Evenings and Mornings throughout the year. Each teacher has an ‘open door’ policy and parents are welcome to discuss issues or concerns about their child(ren). Parents are encouraged to attend Productions, Harvest, Sports Days and PTA events.