what makes fairstead special

Extra-curricular – Trips, Activities and Clubs

A whole host of clubs and activities are available to children at both lunch times, and after school between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. These range from a wide selection such as: prep, sports, arts, music, craft, drama, dance, storytelling and many more. Children have the opportunity to choose their activities at the beginning of each term.

A Breakfast Club is available each day from 7.30 a.m. and we have a well-established and very popular After-School Care Club until 6 p.m. Here, children are offered a variety of quiet activities and a light tea is provided.

“Our daughter has benefitted from the varied extra curriculum activities, such as mindfulness and the Tea Time Concerts to help build her life skills and confidence. She has flourished in all the ways we hoped she would when making the big decision to change schools.”

School trips

Residential Trips and Day Outings form a vital part of the broad, balanced and creative education that Fairstead House School provides.



For our younger children, there are day trips to see the dinosaurs at the Sedgewick Museum in Cambridge or the chance to be immersed in Anglo-Saxon history at West Stow Anglo-Saxon village in Suffolk.  Older children become Ancient Greeks for the day in full costume with visiting educational history groups or visit art exhibitions and museums in London.


Residential field trips begin in Year 3, with a three-night trip to Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre in Thetford Forest.  In Years 5 and 6, more adventurous residential trips to the Peak District and France are pivotal in the children’s emotional development. Through outdoor activities in spectacular natural environments, the children learn the importance of teamwork, how to successfully assess situations and take appropriate risks, which allows their independence and confidence to flourish.