Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7AA    Telephone 01638 662318   Email:

Fairstead House School and Nursery

A Co-Educational Preparatory Day School and Nursery for children from three to eleven years old


Fairstead House has provided a wonderful independent education for three generations of pupils. The school has always adhered to the firm principles set down by its founder Rosamonde Taylor, giving a broad, sound education within a thriving, ‘family’ environment where individuals are recognized and developed in a happy and positive fashion.

The school was founded in 1950 and following Mrs Taylor’s retirement in 1978, ownership of the school passed to a charitable trust. Uniquely one member of each family at the school is a trustee of the school.

The present Headmaster, Gareth Williams took over the reins in 2009 from three previous long serving Heads whose valued contributions have been honoured with the school houses named after them; Taylor, Wedgwood and Buckenham.

history of fairstead house school and nursery

Fairstead House School and Nursery is a leading private co-ed prep and pre-prep day school and nursery for boys and girls aged three to eleven years in Newmarket, Suffolk in the heart of East Anglia.  It is within easy reach of Cambridge, Ely and Bury St Edmunds, with easy access from the A14 and A142. It was judged excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and is a member of IAPS. The kindergarten is open every day providing flexible childcare. Our pupils are happy, confident, challenged and encouraged to reach their potential with us academically, socially and emotionally. If your child shows a particular talent for sports, music, drama or academic subjects, scholarships offering up to 50% off tuition fees are available. 

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Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7AA     Telephone 01638 662318