Fairfield House School offers specialist education and care for children and young people aged between 8 – 19 years who experience autism and complex learning and behavioural needs. The curriclum is informed by principles of outbound and situational learning, for those who cannot cope with a traditional classroom setting. We learn through 'doing', by increasing community integration and life skills.  We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing yet stimulating environment for young people to meet their full potential.

Education can and should be enjoyable, even if young people have not experienced this in the past. Our school provides a holistic and inclusive educational framework, underpinned by the content and assessment criteria of the National Curriculum. 

We are able to offer a range of placement options including: 

·       Fully residential care and education placement (38 or 52 weeks) - including those who have been excluded from other settings.

·       Shared educational placements; offering part-time support so the young person can remain in a school placement successfully.

·       Educational Day Placements


Fairfield House School achieved a rating of ‘good’ with outstanding features, in the school’s first Ofsted inspection

The school provides a good quality of education and makes outstanding provision for students’ welfare, health and safety. It meets its aims well through careful assessment of the students’ progress; good teaching using a wide range of facilities in the community and a broad curriculum, carefully adapted to meet the specific and complex needs of the students. The staff are experienced in teaching students who are disabled or with special educational needs, including autism, and work very cooperatively as a team to safeguard and improve the self-esteem of the students, and to promote good progress and behaviour”. (Ofsted, 2012) 

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Our Approach

Our approach to teaching and learning allows us to provide students with a balanced range of interesting and stimulating opportunities in conjunction with the key areas of the National Curriculum.  Regular Multi-Disciplinary (CLICK HERE FOR MORE ...)

Interaction with Local Community

We have interaction and integration with the local and wider community at the heart of all we do.Links with Local Schools:Fairfield House School has close relationships with local schools such as Broadoak High School nearby, providing ample opportunities (CLICK HERE FOR MORE ...)

SEND Reforms

A Simple OverviewThe Children and Families Bill was enacted on 1st September 2014. This means there will be changes for children and families who have special educational needs.The definition of Special Educational Needs (SEN) will remain, however, (CLICK HERE FOR MORE ...)


Fairfield House SchoolWarburton Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4NLTelephone: 0161 776 2827Email:    Matthew HudsonHead of Admin:   Julie EganHead of residential (CLICK HERE FOR MORE ...)