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.
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.
Form 10I are organising a Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We would like as many people as possible to take part - both students and teachers - to raise as much money as possible. If your son/daughter would like to take part - sponsorship forms are available from Miss Randall.
We are now back safe and sound from a wonderful and enjoyable trip. The students played well in their tournaments with the girls netball finishing 4th and runners up (Year 10) Olivia Jones and Terri Anne foxton won the coaches award from Masterclass.
Please click here for a report of the trip by James Plumb.
Year 8 boys player's player - Dylan Dry
Year 8 boys Manager's player - Tom Love
Year 9 boys player's player - Kieran Kerby
Year 9 boys Manager's player - Owen Woodington
Year 8 girls player's player - Natasha Botojevic
Year 10 girls player's player - Chloe Ashmall
Most improved players - Sophie Morbey and Chloe Ashmall
Manager's player Year 8 - Terri Anne Foxton
Manager's player Year 10 - Rachel Tinson
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.
Celebrating Fitzharrys’ success in national Performance Tables
We are delighted that the great achievements of Fitzharrys students and staff are recognised in the recently published national Performance Tables. The information published goes beyond the impressive headline achievement figure to look at the amount of progress students make and how much value a school adds to their students.
Fitzharrys' 2014 GCSE performance is above the national average in 28 out of 30 measures. Progress in English and in Maths was considerably above national average at all levels. Students with high prior attainment, students with SEN and pupil premium students did particularly well.
With record internal results for Year 10 and 11, this shows real progress of which we can all be proud. It has been great to share these messages in our assemblies, along with news of the extra-curricular events, school performance rehearsals and sporting successes this week.
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.