Welcome to our fantastic school where Together Everyone Achieves More
Our mission statement starts “We are a great school that is really moving forward because of everyone's passions, creativity, consistency and commitment.
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.
Jonathan Dennett, Headteacher
Parent governor position
Fitzharrys currently has a vacancy for a parent governor. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the further development of our successful school. If you would like further details please see the letter that is being sent home with your child, or view a copy on the school website by clicking here
Fitzharrys GCSE - another record year
Students, staff and parents are celebrating setting a new school record for GCSE results this summer, with 66% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths.
A Level results - a record year with smiles all round
Fitzharrys Year 13 students have topped their GCSE success by achieving a new school record of 50% A*-B grades. We wish them well in their next steps to university, apprenticeship and employment.
Seven Heaven support Leah’s Wish
Former Fitzharrys student Dan Church will run 9 marathons in 7 days to raise money in memory of Leah Graham. Accompanied on bike by former John Mason student Andy Greening, the challenge will finish with the Abingdon Marathon on 22 October.
Discover more at: http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/225-mile-challenge-remember-leah/
PAYMENTS: All payments made by cheque should be made payable to 'Oxfordshire County Council'
Year 7 History trip
Students step back in time with a visit to Warwick Castle.
Presentation evening 6.30-8.00pm
Really looking forward to this special evening, recognising and rewarding the many fantatsic achievments and great efforts of Fitzharrys students.
Fitzharrys Christmas Concert
Join us to celebrate Christmas and Fitzharrys creativity at Trinty Church 7.00pm - 8.00pm.
Aladdin - Whole School Production
You won't want to miss this fantastic Fitzharrys show.
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.
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SCHOOL OPEN FOR YEARS 7-9 & 12-13 MONDAY 11 DECEMBER
Dear parents, carers and students,
We have taken time to assess the snow situation, the condition of the school site and forecasts for overnight and tomorrow. In these instances there are always many issues to balance.
Fitzharrys will be open for students in Years 7-9.
It will also be open for Years 12 -13 who will have lessons if their teacher is in school. If not work will be set and there will be independent study.
School will be closed for students in Years 10 and 11.
The intention behind the partial opening of the school for students in Years 7-9 in particular is to help parents of those children avoid missing a day at work and potential loss of earnings if that is at all possible.
The decision on whether or not it is safe to travel to and from school in the morning rests with individual parents based upon their circumstances.
We will post work for Year 10 and 11 students on the school website over the course of the day, but in addition they can use the wide range of revision websites and apps to keep up with their studies.
Lessons may well be disrupted as a result of the travel conditions and circumstances for staff. We would ask for patience and flexibility from students and parents under these circumstances.
Safety around the school site will be an important priority, as will warmth. Monday will therefore be a non-school uniform day. Students should dress appropriately for the weather with suitable footwear and warm layers.
At break and lunch time students may wish to play in the snow. The normal rules for behaviour apply, as do the special snowy day rules.
The school field is the only place where snowballs can be thrown.
Snowballs must not be thrown into the playground or towards buildings.
This ensures that those students who do not wish to participate should be free so to do.
This is always a difficult decision, but the positive spirt of Fitzharrys students and staff has always made such days a success in the past. We hope that all involved can understand the reasons behind our decision.
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.