Fitzharrys is an improving school that is really going places. We are delighted to celebrate a 12% rise in our GCSE results in 2014 to 60% 5A*-C including English and Maths. Our English results rose by 11%, and results in Maths built on last year’s 16% increase to go up by a further 9%. Top grades rose across the school. Our A Level results are also a new school record for students based at and taught at Fitzharrys, as part of the Abingdon Consortium for Education. We are very proud of our students and staff, and it is great to see their hard work, commitment and determination rewarded in this way.
Chefs use a wide range of fruit and vegetables to add colour, flavour and texture to their menus.
Using fruit and vegetables produce and serve four interesting dishes that would be popular with customers. You should produce 4 products in 3 hours showing as many different skills as possible.
The results were fantastic. Click here to see the finished dishes.
Thank you so much to all those parents who kindly donated their unwanted books. We raised over £100 which enabled us to purchase three sets of Carnegie reading books for the library. 150 of the donated books were put into the library, out of the books that weren't sold, over 100 were donated to Dunmore Primary School and the remaining books are being given to Betterworld Books who resell the books and donate 5% back to the school. Therefore, ensuring that none of the books go to landfill.
Some of the artwork from our students was so amazing that we've turned them into cards. There are three packs made up of five different designs - flowers, animals and architecture - we are selling them for only £3 a pack. The cards are blank and the flowers cards would be ideal for Mother's Day. Please click here to view the designs. They can be purchased from Student Services and the Art Department.
On 8th May I organised another Race for Life event in support of Cancer Research UK. Pupils ran, skipped, hopped and flopped around the track with thoughts of family, friends or just to raise money to enable more research to happen in order to finally find a cure for cancer. Thank you very much to all that took part and we would like to mention the names of the top fundraisers: Tom Saunders, Aiden Philips, Ellie Philips and Hayden Firn. The total amount raised was £557.95. Thank you to everyone that took part. Hannah Rae 10I
50 students from years 7-10 will be competing in the Language Perfect World Championships from the 18th to the 28th May 2015. They will pit their wits against students from around the globe, learning and being tested on a range of different languages from Arabic, to Greek, Indonesian, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Malay, French, Japanese, Maori, German, Latin and Russian . The more they learn, the more points they earn and the greater their chances of winning one of the many prizes on offer (i-tunes vouchers, i-pods, i-pads and even a mac-book air).
As an added incentive this year, for every student that achieves a Gold Award (3,000 points) or above in the 2015 World Championships, the organisers will donate NZ$1 to the New Zeland Nepal earthquake appeal, so students can also help to donate to very worthwhile cause.
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The Fitzharrys House system is just one of the ways in which students develop and demonstrate our core values of Leadership, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and No Limits. There are so many ways in which everyone can win points for themselves and for their House. The healthy competition encourages students to reach for greater heights. You can see the latest scores between the four houses below.
Please click here to go to the house points website.
Fitzharrys is a hive of activity as students from Year 10 -13 prepare for their public exams. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all the students and staff for all of their hard work over the year and in the final few weeks. We can be confident of improving on last year’s record results, a great reward for the positive approach of students and staff alike.
We welcomed more students than ever to our Transition Tea, a great start to their time as part of the Fitzharrys family. Miss Clark and I have started to visit our new students in primary school to get to know them and make sure they feel comfortable and confident about their next step.
Stars auditions have begun, with our younger students excitedly preparing to shine on stage in the Fitzharrys talent show. Building on the success of the Holland trip, sport at Fitzharrys continues to do the school proud in local matches and competitions.
With Year 7 camp, Fitzactive, Work Experience, Art and Technology exhibitions, Sports Day, further trips and so much more to squeeze into the last term, we look forward to a packed and positive end to another great school year.
The staff and governors at Fitzharrys have high expectations and ambitions for the future of the school. This document outlines some of our aims for the next two years. We have already shared this with parents in one of our regular open meetings. It builds upon the existing strengths that our students, staff, parents and inspectors recognise, and shows where we are heading. Details of our vision in action.