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School officially opens £8m expansion

Fairfield Preparatory School invited alumni and local VIPs to the opening ceremony

Posted by Hannah Vickers | March 28, 2017 | Facilities & buildings

Fairfield Preparatory School has officially opened its £8m expansion with a special ceremony attended by prestigious alumni and local VIPs.

The new development at Fairfield, part of the Loughborough Endowed Schools, features spacious classrooms equipped with touch screen interactive TVs, a large gymnasium, specialist rooms for arts, crafts, food technology, and a Pre-Prep performance space. 

More than 500 pupils will benefit from the extra space. The expansion was needed to cater for the increasing demand for places in Fairfield’s Pre-Prep (4-7 years) department, allowing even more pupils access to the school’s high quality educational offering, while keeping class sizes small.

The state-of-the-art facility was officially opened on Friday 10th March by Simon Timson, a former pupil and performance director at the LTA/British Tennis. VIPs in attendance included the board of governors and the Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood.

Fairfield Preparatory School is more than just a school – it is a place to build new hopes and dreams - Andrew Earnshaw, Headmaster at Fairfield 

Andrew Earnshaw, Headmaster at Fairfield said that he is pleased with the expansion.

“Fairfield Preparatory School is more than just a school – it is a place to build new hopes and dreams. I am so proud to be Headmaster; it really is the best job in the world.

“The building project has provided Fairfield with an unrivalled environment to encourage pupils to build on their aspirations, make new memories and forge lifelong friendships,” he said. 

Another new addition is The Kindergarten, which opened in January 2016 with a capacity for 40 children, giving Loughborough Endowed Schools the opportunity to educate pupils from three years all the way through to sixth form.

Considerable effort has been made to ensure the new building incorporates a balance of traditional and innovative technologies to achieve the lowest environmental footprint possible, including the use of rainwater harvesting, heat exchange systems, solar and photovoltaic energy production and passive heating and ventilation systems.

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