Together Everyone Achieves More

2015/16 has been another fantastic year for Fitzharrys. Students achieved record results at GCSE, with 68% achieving A*-C in English and Maths, 63% 5A*-C including English and Maths. These successes were followed by record results in the Sixth Form, showing that our school continues to go from strength to strength. We are also celebrating our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection, which saw all aspects of the school praised. They recognised the very special feeling at Fitzharrys, where every child is known, cared for and can shine.

  • “Fitzharrys offers a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish.”
  • “Good teaching drives good achievement for all groups of pupils across the school.”
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils enjoy each other’s company at social times and value the good friendships they make here.”
  • “Pupils are safe and secure in the school and they feel content here.”
  • “Fitzharrys School cares a great deal about pupils’ achievement and personal development and so working relationships between staff and pupils are very strong.”
  • “Parents’ faith in Fitzharrys is well founded; this is a very caring community.”

The last few weeks of term included Year 7 camp, Fitzactive activities, Sports day at Tilsley Park, our Art and Technology exhibition in the town, STARS talent show, our celebration assemblies and much more. The new school year has started really well. It is great to welcome so many new Year 7 students into the Fitzharrys community. They know they are joining a happy, warm and successful school where the feel-good factor runs through everything we do. 

Our website and prospectus give you a sense of life at our school, but this is no substitute for experiencing it for yourself. You can contact the school to arrange a tour, and are warmly invited to visit Fitzharrys Open Evening Thursday 13 October 2016 5.30pm – 8.00pm to see all that Fitzharrys has to offer. To see the school in action on a typical day, please join us for our week of Open Mornings from Monday 17 to Friday 21 October. You are of course welcome to arrange a tour at any time. 


Latest school news

Fitzharrys Art Students Exhibit at St Nicolas Church

Some of the Fitzharrys Art students' work is being exhibited at St Nicolas Church in Abingdon for the Abingdon Artists Exhibition this week.  The exhibition is open from 10am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday and until 5pm on Saturday.  

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.

Please click here for more information

Some pictures from the day are here

Events at Fitzharrys

Oct 5th 
Abingdon Learning Trust Open Meeting 

There is an open meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 5th October at Fitzharrys School for any parents, students or members of the public who would like to discover more about our exciting proposals for the Abingdon Learning Trust.

If you are interested in attending then could you please contact AcademyConsultation@fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk

Oct 13th 
Open Evening

Fitzharrys' staff and students warmly invite you to our open evening from 5.30 - 8.00pm.  Mr Jonathan Dennett will speak at 6.15pm and 7.15pm.

Click here for the invitation

Oct 17-21 
Open Mornings 

Please book your place by calling Fitzharrys School. 
Tours of the school are available at 9.20am and 11.20am. Mr Dennett will meet parents after each tour. 

Sept 14th 
Hairspray Auditions 

Auditions for the Hairspray production will be held from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the Music Department.  All year groups are invited to attend. 

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

Fitzharrys celebrates achieving Good across the board in recent Ofsted inspection.

I am delighted to share the great news that Fitzharrys has achieved Good in all aspects of our work in our June inspection.

The Ofsted inspection report is packed full of positives, wonderful recognition for the hard work and “drive for continual improvement” which has led to “significant improvements in all aspects of the work of 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.

There are some pointers as to how we can move on to achieve Outstanding status, and we are already on the case with these.

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
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.