Fairstead House

An independent day school and nursery for boys and girls
from three months to eleven years

Teaching Staff

Dr Lynda Brereton

Dr Lynda Brereton

Head: Dr Lynda Brereton B.Sc (Hons) PhD PGCE
Deputy Head: Mr M. Radford, B.Ed. (Hons.) M.Ed.
Head of Early Years: Mrs K. Sanders, B.A. (Hons)
Nursery Manager: Mrs C. Franklin, B.A. (Hons)
Director of Learning: Mr B. Hewitt, M.A. (Oxon) QTS
Inclusion Co-ordinator: Mrs S. Mallen, B.Ed. (Hons.)

Year Teachers

Reception: Mrs K. Sanders B.A. (Hons) QTS
Year 1: Mrs B. Scott, AMI Montessori Diploma
Year 2: Miss S. Drayton, B.A. (Hons) PGCE
Year 3: Mr B. Hewitt, M.A. Oxon QTS
Year 4: Mrs K. Newman, B.A. (Hons), QTS
Year 5: Ms D. Meyer, B.Sc. (Hons.) PGCE
Year 6: Miss T. Hodgkinson, B.A. (Hons) PGCE

Specialist Teachers

Director of Music: Mrs Karina Warburton
Learning Support Co-ordinator: Mrs Suzy Mallen
French & Spanish: Miss Kathryn Bryan
Mandarin: Mrs Haiqi Li
Classical Greek: Mr B. Hewitt
Speech & Drama: Mr J. Woolf
Art: Mrs K. Newman
Music: Mr A. Vellacott
Music: Mrs C. Charlesworth
Music: Mr R. Holmes
Music: Miss C. Burke
Fairstead House School & Nursery in Newmarket Suffolk, near to Cambridge.


A Message from Patrick Round, Chair of the Governors (correspondence via the Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Claire Freer: Fairstead House School & Nursery, Fordham Road, Newmarket, CB8 7AA)

Patrick Round“I became a Parent Governor in 2010 when my youngest son was in Year 6. He had five very happy years at Fairstead and like all of his year group left Fairstead well educated and confident, and more than ready to face the challenges of secondary school. He looks back on his years at Fairstead as a very happy time.

My wife and I were impressed from the start by the warm, welcoming family atmosphere and the school’s focus on each child as an individual both in terms of educational and emotional needs.

As Governors our role is to support the Head and her team in the running of the school. We take an active interest, with regular visits by individual Governors. Recent visits have looked at aspects of the curriculum, our links to the community and special educational needs provision.

Fairstead House seeks to play its part in the wider community and being a charitable trust, our community links are very important to us. The Christmas Concert staged each year at Tattersalls is a joint venture between the Racing Welfare Charity and the school, and has been a particular highlight of the autumn term with members of the School

Choir playing a huge part. We are also closely involved with the ‘Open Door’ charity for local homeless people and our Harvest Festival services each year provide them with a multitude of food donations, thanks to the generosity of our parents.

As Chair of Governors, I am delighted to be involved in the planning of the future development of the school. We plan to expand and develop the facilities to enable the school to continue to improve its provision of an exciting and academically rigorous curriculum while preserving its unique characteristics.
Fairstead children are happy and grow in confidence through being taught in a caring and secure environment. It is my aim as Chair of Governors to preserve this ethos and ensure that the school is fully equipped to face future challenges.”

Fairstead House School Governors

Patrick Round (Chair)
Elaine Lunn (Vice-Chair)
Amanda Childs (Designated Safeguarding Governor)
Ian Radford
Anna Hall
Jonny Edge
Nicholas Jay

Fairstead House School

Fairstead in the Community

Fairstead seeks to plays an important role in the local community and works closely with local groups, organisations and charities.

A diverse range of local charities are regularly supported, including Racing Welfare who, in collaboration with Fairstead House, hold a Carol Concert each year, with our young musicians and choristers taking a leading part. Harvest Festival gifts collected at Harvest Festival service are distributed to the Open Door Charity – which works towards the rehabilitation of homeless people in the Newmarket area. Non uniform days are used to raise funds for the East Anglia Air Ambulance service or Jeans for Genes. The collections from our Lent and Ascension held at St Agnes Church each year are shared between the church and the Joe Homan Charity and supports a young girl through her studies in India.