Fairstead House School is an independent preparatory day School and Nursery for children aged from rising 3 - 11 years old. We offer a bespoke education in a warm, nuturing environment through an exciting and challenging curriculum. Situated in the heart of Newmarket, Suffolk, we are within easy reach of nearby Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.
About the school
At Fairstead House we are very proud of our friendly, caring and happy community with our unique family system and ethos. Over the years we have carefully nurtured this family atmosphere to provide our pupils with real leadership challenges, a sense of personal responsibility and the opportunities to grow into mature, intelligent and socially responsible individuals. Small classes and excellent teaching allows us to provide individual learning across a wide range of academic, creative and sporting subjects, preparing our children superbly for their secondary education.
As part of their studies on Anglo-Saxon history, Year 2 children visited a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village and archaeological site at West Stow in Suffolk.
3rd February 2016 — As part of their studies on Anglo-Saxon history, Year 2 children visited a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village and archaeological site at West Stow in Suffolk.
The whole class wore Anglo Saxon capes as they walked in the footsteps of our local ancestors. They all experienced a real fire and practised weaving on a natural loom in the weaving room. The children also saw Anglo Saxon tools in action with a master-class from expert Dougal, who had helped build some of the Anglo Saxon village buildings himself.
The children relished holding the axes and drills themselves. Year 2 also correctly identified the Mead Hall and enjoyed listening to our guide Joe play an authentic replica lyre. In the museum, the children enjoyed handling Anglo Saxon objects, answering riddles, looking for artefacts we had learnt about in the classroom and wearing a reproduction of the Sutton Hoo helmet.
The visit really made the Anglo-Saxon people real to the children and they learnt a huge amount whilst immersing themselves in Anglo-Saxon life.
Three new trees were planted at Fairstead House today by three headteachers.
13th May 2015 — Three new trees were planted at Fairstead House School by three headteachers on Wednesday 12th May.
It was unfortunately necessary to fell three trees in the playground over the summer and so we have replaced these with three new trees.
Two former headteachers, Mr David Wedgwood and Mrs Debbie Buckenham, came to the school to plant a tree each and Mr Williams, who is due to retire in July, planted the last.
The two former headteachers both enjoyed talking to current pupils and looking at changes to the school since their time here. Both Mr Wedgwood and Mrs Buckenham have school "houses" named after them and the children in those houses were especially interested to meet them!