Fairchildes Avenue, New Addington, Croydon, Surrey CR0 0AH
10 reasons to choose Fairchildes Primary School
Main point of differentiation
Fairchildes Primary School is one of the best state primary schools in Croydon, ranking in the top 2-3% in the country, with a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. (read the area review here)
Fairchildes Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 3 members of Fairchildes Academy Community Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2012) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Fairchildes Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Fairchildes Primary School ranks in the top 29% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 22% of schools. Pupils go on to one of 25 different schools at the end of Year 6. 60-70% go to Meridian High School or Charles Darwin School.
The Fairchildes Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. School has a traditional subject based curriculum, using projects to develop enquiry skills. Primary Science Quality Mark Gold accreditation and Design Kite Mark. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for art and music.
Sport at Fairchildes Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Fairchildes Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Two choirs and a steel band. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am (school staff) to 5.30pm (external contractor).
Find another school near Fairchildes Primary School
Royal Russell School (3.8 miles); Croydon High School (3.9 miles).
Shirley High School Performing Arts College (3.6 miles); Hayes School (4 miles); Coloma Convent Girls’ School (4.1 miles).