Fairholme Prep. School


Name Fairholme Prep. School
Estyn Inspection Rating 2
Address The Mount, Mount Road, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0DH
Type Independent mainstream school
Gender Unknown
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Unknown

Fairholme Preparatory School is an independent primary school in St. Asaph, Denbighshire, for boys and girls aged three to eleven years old. The school was founded in 1900 and moved to its present site in 1964. The current proprietors have owned the school since 2009. The school is organised into two sections. The lower school is for pupils from kindergarten to Year 2, and the upper school is from Year 3 to Year 6. There are currently 89 pupils on roll, 21 of whom are in the kindergarten and reception classes. There is little difference in the total number of boys and girls although this varies in particular year groups across the school. Many pupils live in the local area and a few travel from surrounding rural areas including from Anglesey. About 19% of pupils are from minority-ethnic backgrounds. Almost all pupils speak English as their first language. A very few pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school does not aim to make pupils bilingual in English and Welsh. The school identifies about 2% of pupils as having additional learning needs, including a very few with a statement of special educational needs. As part of its admission procedures, the school will normally offer a place for all three-year-olds. Older pupils seeking to join the school are invited to attend an informal interview with their parents to meet the headteacher. The pupils then participate in a £taster day,£ during which the form teacher will assess their abilities to determine whether the school can meet their educational needs appropriately. The school was last inspected in 2012, when the current headteacher was in post. The school encourages pupils to £aspire to excellence, maximise potential, develop confidence and express individuality£ through fostering responsibility in £a culture of caring£.