How to apply to the school

At Fairwater High School we understand how important the transition from primary to secondary school is for your child. They will likely be anxious about the changes ahead and the idea of ‘big school’ but also excited about the new freedom and responsibility they will have. We also understand that this can be a very anxious time for parents. Whatever your concerns or expectations you can be 100% confident that we will listen and work with you and your child to ensure their first year in secondary school is a huge success.

This work begins well before they start with us, with transition days, trips and visits starting in Year 4. The table below shows just some of the Transition activities that take place whilst your child is still in primary school:

Term Activity
Autumn Mrs Ager (Assistant Head) visits the local primary schools to hold an assembly and introduce them to the school.
Years 4, 5 and 6 visit for a morning of activities run by the Music and Technology departments.
Year 5 and 6 pupils visit Santa’s Grotto and watch the Year 7 Christmas Show.
Pupils and parents attend our Open Evening for a fully interactive tour of our school.
Spring Students in Years 5 and 6 are visited by the Science and Languages department for a day of fun and learning.
Summer Term Years 4, 5 and 6 visit for a day of action packed adventure. Last year pupils took part in a Pirate adventure led by Captain Babyface and First Mate bear from the Art and Drama departments.
‘Moving Up’ day. Year 6 pupils attend for a full day of lessons.Year 6 pupils attend for Sports based Team Building Day.
Year 6 pupils attend for Sports based Team Building Day.Year 7 Pupil Progress Manager visits all primary schools to gather pupil information.
Year 5 pupils visit for the annual French breakfast; a chance to practice their language skills whilst enjoying a choc au pain and a glass of orange juice.


We work very closely with primary schools and have established an innovative catch up reading programme.  This helps targeted pupils develop their literacy skills to cope with the demands of the year 7 curriculum.

If you have any questions or would like a tour of the school please do not hesitate to contact reception on 01633 643950, where a visit and meeting can be arranged.

Transferring To Fairwater

Should you wish to make an application to transfer your child to Fairwater High School from another Secondary school, please contact Mr. B. Smith (Assistant Head). He will be pleased to arrange a visit to look around the school and discuss the transfer at a convenient time for you. He can be contacted through reception or on his email:


T (01633) 643950
Fairwater High School
Ty-Gwyn Way
NP44 4YZ