Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

New Year R Intake 2023

Dear Parents,                                                                                                                                   


We are delighted that you have chosen Fairfield Infant School for your child and we look forward to working with you. Our aim is to give your child the best start on their exciting journey of learning and development.


We have put together the following provisional programme of events to help welcome you to our school.


We want to assure you that here at Fairfield, “Everyone is truly valued and learning is fun.”  Your child will be at the centre of everything we do!  We are committed to ensuring your child is happy, confident and motivated to learn so they can secure the very best life chances and achieve well.


We look forward to having the opportunity to get to know you and your child in the near future. 


General Information


To help provide a smooth transition into school and give the children time to settle in, we will organise the Early Years intake into three groups. You will be advised which Group your child is in at the Parents Information Meeting on Wednesday 21st June.



Group 1

DOB Between 1st May - 31st Aug (TBC)

Group 2

DOB Between 1st Jan - 30th Apr (TBC)


Group 3

DOB Between 1st Sep – 31st Dec (TBC)


Friday 8th September




1.15pm – 3.05pm

8.35am – 11.30am

Monday 11th September


8.35am – 11.30am

1.15pm – 3.05pm

1.15pm – 3.05pm

Tuesday 12th September



1.15pm – 3.05pm

8.35am – 1.00pm (include lunch)

8.35am – 1.00pm (include lunch)

Wednesday 13th September


8.35pm – 1pm

(include lunch)

All day

8.35am – 3.05pm

All day

8.35am – 3.05pm


Thursday 14th September

All Groups in All Day

8.35am doors open – 3.05pm


Friday 15th September


All Groups in All Day

8.35am doors open – 3.05pm


It is expected that all children will be in school full time by Friday 15th September.  From the week commencing Monday 18th September our normal school hours will be:


Register at 8.50am (class doors open from 8.35am) to 3.05pm


Please bring the following items for your child:


  • Fairfield Book Bag (available to purchase from school office - £6.50 cash or cheque only)
  • Water bottle (provided by school on first day)
  • P.E. Kit—navy blue shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls

(Please make sure all items are labelled clearly, thank you).


 Timetable of Events




School Readiness Parents Workshop

This will be run by Hampshire Health Families in our School Hall – No need to book, please just come along…


Wednesday 7th June

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Parents Information Evening (adults only please).

On arrival, please make your way to the School Hall.

No need to book

  • You will be informed which class your child will be in and receive a pack of useful information.
  • You will be able to sample food from our school dinner menu.
  • School book bags will be on sale for £6.50 (cash or cheque payment only).
  • You will be able to give us your preference on times & dates for your home visit (subject to availability)

Wednesday 21st June

6.30pm – 7.30pm


Song time story time session.(Child + 1 adult)




Wednesday 28th June


9.30am – 10.30am

We will be holding 3 Meadow Activity Sessions

(for your child + 1 adult) to give you and your child a chance to experience a range of activities in a distinct part of our school setting.

(Please ensure children wear clothes suitable for outdoor play: long sleeves and long trousers, with sun cream applied, sun hat and/or waterproof clothing as required by current weather conditions) Please chose 1 date and time slot only


This is an opportunity to meet other parents and for your child to meet some new friends. (Maximum 30 children per session)


Tuesday 4th July

Wednesday 5th July

Wednesday 5th July


9.30am – 10.30am

1.30pm – 2.30pm

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Skoolkit - Uniform Stockist Discount Week

The Skoolkit discount week runs from 8th – 14th July. New parents will receive a 10% discount on any purchases made during these dates.


Saturday 8th July until

Friday 14th July

We will be holding 3 Stay and Play Sessions

(for your child + 1 adult) to give you and your child a chance to become familiar with our Early Years wing.

(Children are NOT required to wear school uniform for these sessions) Please chose 1 date only

This is a further chance to meet other parents and for your child to meet some of the other children.

(Maximum 30 children per session)

Tuesday 11th July

Wednesday 12th July

Thursday 13th July

3.30pm – 4.15pm

3.30pm – 4.15pm

3.30pm – 4.15pm


Home visits

Appointments To be arranged






Monday 4th September

Tuesday 5th September

Wednesday 6th Sept



Appointments to be confirmed (between 9.30am and 3pm)

Stay and Play Session in Class(Child ONLY)

(Children are NOT required to wear school uniform for these sessions, unless they wish to)

Please chose 1 time slot only

There will be an opportunity for adults to meet together in the hall for a “chill and chat” with light refreshments whilst your child is attending this session.

Thursday 7th September

Thursday 7th September

Thursday 7th September

9.15am – 10.15am


10.45am – 11.45am


1.30pm – 2.30pm


Please book one time slot for each of these sessions, either by contacting the office on 02392 483029 or emailing: Taster sessions can be booked on submission of completed registration documents for your child.


Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and limited to 30 on each session on completion of your child's registration documents.


Children do NOT need to wear school uniform to the Taster sessions (unless they wish to). However, from Friday 8th September they should wear their school uniform to school. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for full school uniform requirements.


Dropping Off and Collecting Your Child:


There is no parking for parents on our school site. Please do not park in School Lane, as this is a private road (you may receive a fine) or in the parking spaces for the flats on the corner of Waterloo Road or Somerstown Flats, or across driveways in Beechworth Road.


There is permitted street parking for a limited period around the school as well as provision provided by Havant Borough Council through our Park and Stride Scheme below:


Park and Stride Scheme


We encourage families to walk to school whenever possible and use our Park and Stride Scheme at the following locations:


Bulbeck Road (West Street) Car Park,

Prince Georges Street Car Park,

East Pallant Car Park

Town End House Car Park (HBC spaces only NOT LiveLink Private car park spaces).


These car parks are available FREE to Fairfield and Bosmere parents/carers between the times:


8.20am to 9.00am (for morning school run) and 2.50pm to 4pm (for afternoon collection).


Park and Stride is applicable in TERM TIME ONLY and does not apply during school holidays and school closure days. You do not need to display anything.


Park and Stride from Tesco, Solent Road is also available to parents/carers, but the Meridian Centre Car Park is NOT included in the Park and Stride scheme.


We appreciate that not all children/adults are able to walk the whole way to school due to reasons such as distance and parent/carer work commitments. However, the Park and Stride scheme enables parents/carers to walk their children to school and park their car a short distance from school at one of the Park and Stride car parks and walk the rest of the way with their child/children. We ask as many of you to support and use this scheme to keep our children safe and healthy.


We very much look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you to our school.  For any questions about the above timetables please contact the school office on 02392 483029 or email


Don't forget to visit our Facebook page @ Fairfield Infant School for more current information and events


Yours sincerely,


Miss Lara Jelliff


All About Me - Chatterboxes



Pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education.  Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind.  The government expects:


Schools and local authorities to:

  • Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;
  • Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled;
  • Act early to address patterns of absence.


  • Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school age who are registered at school attend regularly.
  • All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.


When children start at Fairfield parents/carers are asked to sign the Home School Agreement which includes the responsibility to:

  • Make sure that your child comes to school safely, on time, refreshed, alert, correctly dressed, ready to learn and take part in school activities and abide by our Attendance Policy.


As a school it is our duty to strive for 100% attendance for all children.  However, the school has no difficulty with genuine reasons for absence and there may be circumstances that prevent your child from maintaining regular attendance at school . In such cases the school fully support parents/carers and can offer help in a number of ways, these are detailed in the Attendance Policy.


Attendance and punctuality in school is monitored every half-term and there are a number of standard letters parents/carers can receive when their child's attendance falls below the expected minimum of 96% and/or children are late on 3 or more occasions.  In the majority of cases this will simply be a matter of courtesy to inform parents of their child's attendance percentage after a bout of illness. 


Follow the link below to read the Attendance Policy in full.

HC3S - School Lunches: Year R New Starter Guide

Havant School Nurses School Readiness Advice

Home School Agreement

Social Story


We have made some social stories which you may like to look at over the summer holidays with your child to help familiarise them with their surroundings... 

School Uniform 

Park and Stride Parents Information Leaflet