Welcome

Together Everyone Achieves More

Welcome to our fantastic school where Together Everyone Achieves More

Our mission statement starts “We are a loving school…” and it is this care, passion and commitment alongside great teaching and learning that are the foundations for Fitzharrys’ sustained success.

We are a school with strong and warm relationships. We have committed and caring staff who want to get the very best from every child. We see our students as our greatest assets, as it is their sparkle, charm and individuality that makes our school what it is. When you join our school you are immediately part of the Fitzharrys family, with the love, support and challenge to feel happy in a place where you belong. This means you can achieve your very best.

With a very positive recent Ofsted report, record results, record attendance and impressive behaviour for learning, Fitzharrys is a great school where everyone has the opportunity to shine. All of these positives confirm the view of our parents and Ofsted that we are “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish.”

We believe that like our students the potential for Fitzharrys is limitless. This is a strong school that is set up for even greater success, and it is really going places. Students, staff and governors can be proud to be part of something special, making a real difference to the lives of our young people and our community.

The ethos and spark of Fitzharrys are captures in school motto ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ and in our key values of Growth, Ownership, Achievement, Leadership and Success. We welcome visitors for a tour at any time to discover more about Fitzharrys and to see all the great things that our school has to offer.

Best wishes
Jonathan Dennett, Headteacher

 

Latest school news

news ARCHIVE

Fitz girls go for their #GOALS 

Dazzling 6-2  victory over Matthew Arnold School.

In their very first competitive match together Fitzharrys girls Year 11 team, backed up by students in Year 8 and 9, performed excellently to achieve a 6-2 victory against Matthew Arnold School.

Great leadership from Rachel Alder, with particular praise for Ella Shead, Abbie Thorne and Rebecca Long as part of a really determined and truly Fitzharrys TEAM performance.

Thanks to Miss Allen and Miss Clark for their coaching. Congratulations all round for a great effort and a fantastic result. So proud of you.

Academy Consultation      

Discover more about Abingdon Learning Trust, our exciting proposal to create a Multi Academy Trust for the Abingdon area.

For further information please click here

We are Good in all categories!  

We are delighted to announce that the Otsted inspectors have rated our school Good.  For more information please click here.

Record Results

Fitzharrys students and staff are celebrating topping the recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection with record results at GCSE. 68% of students achieved A*-C in English and Maths, with 63% securing 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.

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Some pictures from the day are here

Events at Fitzharrys

Dec 9th  
Non-school uniform day - Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day  

The contribution for those participating is £1 which will go direct to the charity. 

Dec 13th 
Carol Concert - Trinity Church, Abingdon

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Service at 6.30pm. The evening will be a wonderful celebration of Christmas, including congregatinal carols, readings, songs and much more.  Tickets are not required - just turn up!  The service will end by 7.30pm and then mince pies and mulled fruit juice will be served in the foyer. 

Jul 12-16th 
Year 7 Trip to Argentan 

A really exciting trip for lovers of history, food, French and fun!
Accommodation - a boarding school in our twin town of Argentan where we will have use of all their facilities. Visits to Pegasus Bridge, the Normandy Beaches, the Battle of Normandy, Camembert, William the Conqueror`s grave and birthplace. Plus a full day of shopping, donkey riding, pedaloeing and exploring Argentan. Cost £240.  Interested? Get a form from your language teacher. 

House Points

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.  

Message from the Headteacher

Parents’ praise for Fitzharrys is a great reward for everyone’s hard work

Our Ofsted report is packed full of positives, and above all confirms that “Parents’ faith in Fitzharrys is well founded; this is a very caring community.”

In May 2016 we asked all parents of Year 7 students why they would recommend Fitzharrys. These are just some of their responses:

“Happy, relaxed and treat children as unique individuals.”
“Great community and lots of encouragement to students.”
“Fitzharrys is a very friendly/caring school and my son is enjoying it.”
“Happy child who is progressing. Supportive tutor to talk to.”
“Good discipline and ethos.”
“Very positive school in all areas. Lots of help and encouragement for us and our son.” 
“Our daughter has excelled during year 7.”
“My son is happy, keen to learn and making good progress”.
“I have a very happy young lady. Very happy with everything.” 
“Very supportive teachers. Parents well informed. His progress is very positive.” 
“My daughter has settled well and is achieving in all subjects.” 
“My son is happy, stimulated and well supported at Fitzharrys”.
“Very friendly school; very approachable staff.” 
“We love the school!”

The report repeats the words enthusiasm, passion and pride again and again. They describe us as “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish”. They recognised our “warm and welcoming culture” as well as our committed staff, good behaviour, positive relationships, strong leadership and consistently good teaching and achievement.

It’s great to have the many strengths of our school recognised so positively, and I’d urge you to take time to read the report in full. It matches the findings of our governor surveys and Ofsted parent view, but above all it reflects the day to day experience at our happy, warm, successful school.

A big thank you and congratulations to Fitzharrys’ students, staff and governors, who all deserve this great recognition.

Jonathan Dennett
Headteacher
Fitzharrys School
June 2016

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High Expectations and High Ambitions For The Future
Vision For The Future

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.