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Students, families and staff in Fairfield High School in Horfield, Bristol, are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results. The grades reflect the hard work, determination, and resilience of the students and the relentless efforts of staff.

There were plenty of smiles from students and their parents as envelopes were opened today. Zayan was one example. He said, “I was so shocked with my results and never believed I could have done so well. My biggest achievement was an 8 in science, which is down to all my amazing teachers.”

Interim Principal Amanda Bridgewater expressed immense pride in the students’ accomplishments, saying, “I am absolutely delighted with this year’s exam results. Our students have shown exceptional commitment to their studies, and their hard work has truly paid off. These results are a testament to their determination and the unwavering support they have received from our staff and their families.”

One parent commented, “Fairfield has been absolutely amazing for my two daughters. They came to the school not knowing many people, but the Summer School and staff’s integration really helped them to settle in. During lockdown the school was fantastic, with excellent communication and regular check ins.

“During the past year, the school has provided superb support and many additional lessons which have been a huge help. I am so proud of my daughter; during the past year the hours and hours and hours of revision has really paid off.”

Beyond academic outcomes, Fairfield High School places a strong emphasis on holistic education, and the school is also celebrating students’ success outside of the exam hall. A substantial number of students took part in extracurricular activities that led to local and national awards, including equalities, performing arts and sports, while still maintaining their focus on studies.

As the school celebrates this year’s accomplishments, it also looks forward to the continued growth and success of its students. 

In a message to the graduating class, Ms Bridgewater said, “These results are a stepping stone to your future endeavours. Your hard work and determination have brought you this far, and I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve greatness in all that you pursue. Remember, your time at Fairfield has prepared you not only for academic challenges but also for the challenges of life. Congratulations to each and every one of you. Do keep in touch and let us know what happens in your next chapter.”