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An exceptional independent day school and nursery for boys and girls from 2 to 11 years of age. Where no child goes unnoticed

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Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) Reports

You can download copies of our latest reports by clicking on the links below.

Please note: these documents are PDF files and you will need Adobe Reader (or equivalent) to view them. If you have difficulty downloading these files please let us know and we will be happy to post a copy to you.

2019 Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection

Fairfield PNEU School FCI and EQI report November 2019

2017 Regulatory Compliance Inspection

Fairfield PNEU School RCI report March 2017.pdf

2011 ISI Inspection

Fairfield PNEU School ISI Report 2011.pdf

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is the body approved by the Department for Education for the purpose of inspecting schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Associations and reporting on compliance with independent school regulations. ISI inspections are also carried out under arrangements of the ISC Associations for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of their membership.

The 2019 report included the following comments:

"The school meets the standards in the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, and relevant requirements of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, and associated requirements, and no further action is required as a result of this inspection."

"The quality of the pupils' personal development is excellent."

"The pupils demonstrate excellent communication and listening skills, are willing to contribute in lessons and work well together…"

"The pupils have an excellent moral understanding as shown by their exemplary behaviour, consideration and empathy for those less fortunate than themselves."

"Pupils develop considerable enthusiasm for and enjoyment of mathematics..."

"They like being at school and find learning fun."

"The strong development of pupils' self-worth owes much to the highly effective use of praise and encouragement and the high-quality pastoral care which is tailored to their individual needs."

"Pupils have a strong sense of right, wrong and fairness. Their moral understanding and behaviour are excellent."

"An overwhelming majority of parents in the pre-inspection questionnaire responses positively appreciated the high standard of pastoral care for their children."

"Older pupils reach high levels of attainment which enable them to gain places at the senior school of their choice. A significant number are awarded scholarships and places at schools with demanding entry requirements."

Previous Inspection Reports are available from the office:

  • 2008 Foundation Stage OfSTED inspection
  • 2006 Extended day care OfSTED inspection
  • 2008 Foundation Stage OfSTED inspection
  • 2004 Foundation Stage OfSTED inspection

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Rated 'Best Independent Prep School in Bristol and the Wider South West Area'

November 2016



Fairfield School

Fairfield Way


Bristol BS48 3PD

Fairfield is accredited by the Independent Schools Council, affiliated to the Independent Schools Association and the Association of PNEU Schools.

Fairfield PNEU School (Backwell) Limited is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 814684. The company is established for charitable purposes. Charity No. 310215.

Classroom, class and staff photographs reproduced with permission from Dave Pratt Photography; Whole school and individual staff photographs reproduced with permission from Colorfoto Ltd.

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