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Fairfield Academy

We hope you are able to take some time to explore and learn about the huge range of opportunities and experiences on offer at Fairfield Academy.


The National Healthy Schools Programme has four themes:

(i) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, including Sex & Relationships education and drugs education,

(ii) Healthy Eating,

(iii) Physical Activity and

(iv) Emotional Health and Well-Being, including Bullying.

We are proud to be recognised as a Healthy School.

Fairfield Academy is committed to providing quality wrap-around care to help parents organize their lives around their children’s schooling.

Our breakfast club opens at 7:50am. Its purpose is to help parents who have various early morning commitments. Pupils attending the breakfast club get toast to prepare them for the start of the school day. After breakfast they engage with a range of games and activities to occupy them constructively before school starts. There is a small charge for each breakfast club session booked. This should be done via the MyChildAtSchool (MCAS) app.

School meals are cooked on site by CaterLink. The menu provides a nutritionally balanced meal with vegetarian and salad options. Meals include a main course and a dessert; fruit is always an option. Meals are paid for in advance and booked via the Dinners tab on MCAS. All meals must be booked by 11pm the night before the meal is required. 

Dinners are charged at £2.53 per day other than children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 who can have a free school meal each day under the government Universal free school meal programme.

If you are in receipt of benefits it may be that you qualify for free school meals. For further information please see

Free school meals | NELC (

If preferred, your child is welcome to bring a packed lunch from home. We politely ask that there are no nuts (including nut spread) as we may have children or staff who are allergic. The school sometimes has pupils with severe nut allergies and the consequences can be dangerous, even fatal, if such food is inadvertently shared with a child who has a nut allergy. 

We promote healthy eating in school and have great hot school dinners, which include vegetables and fruit each day. Children’s packed lunches should contain suitable foods to sustain them through a busy and active school day. Whilst we understand that children may wish to have a small ‘sweet treat’, please ensure this is balanced alongside fruit/vegetables. We also ask that no fizzy or energy drinks (including Prime) are included in the children’s lunches. We would also request for health and safety reasons, your child does not bring hot, fizzy or caffeinated drinks to school. 

If you need some lunchbox inspiration for the summer term, please this site for ideas for healthier nutritious options.

Lunchbox ideas and recipes – Healthier Families - NHS (



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