Welcome to our fantastic school where Together Everyone Achieves More
Our mission statement starts “We are a successful 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.
Staff panto is a festive hit. Oh yes it is!
Read all about the very first Fitzharrys Staff Christmas Panto. Check out the school Facebook page for lots more photos.
PAYMENTS: All payments made by cheque should be made payable to 'Oxfordshire County Council'
An evening with Brendan Cox 7.30 pm
We are delighted to welcome Brendan to Fitzharrys, a school where we know we have 'More in Common' and are proud to support these values. Hear Brendan talk about why we should be worried about the direction that the western world is going, reasons to be optimistic and how you can change your world. Tickets are available at Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.co.uk/) for a donation of £4. See Fitzharrys Facebook for further details.
GCSE & A Level trip to the Tate Modern
Fitzharrys artists once again visit the Tate Modern in London to gain some inspiration and check out the competition.
Year 9 trip to The Imperial War Museum
This trip has been postponed.
Year 8 Positive Mental Health Day
Ofsted described us as “A very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish.” As well as the regular support, challenge and encouragement students receive each and every day, events like the Positive Mental Health Day add a great deal to our children’s experience of school.
We aim to nurture a positive growth mindset, equipping students with the resilience and other tools to manage the modern world.
Year 10 Parent Teacher Consultation Evening
This is a really important evening mid-way through the GCSE courses to celebrate what is going well and have those honest conversations about how each and every student can achieve their potential.
Non School Uniform Day
Students will be raising funds for the charities selected by the school council.
Aladdin - Whole School Production
Aladdin is certain to be one of the highlights of the year, a magic carpet ride of song and dance. Following the wonderful High School Musical, Fame and Hairspray we are in for a real treat as our brilliant students and staff take performance at Fitzharrys on to ever greater heights in a whole new world of musical entertainment.
Year 7 Parent Teacher Consultation Evening
A second chance to share successes following the successful Meet the Tutor evening in October.
Year 8 trip to The Black Country Museum
Year 8 students step back in time to gain an appreciation of our industrial heritage and we used to live. Highlights include exploring the mines and a visit to the fish and chip shop at the living museum where some of Peaky Blinders is filmed.
Year 9 Parent Teacher Consultation Evening
Sharing the successes and having those important conversations to make the most of the rest of the term and to set students up for Year 9.
Year 11 final assembly
Always an emotional morning, Year 11 students and staff look back on happy memories and embarrassing photos as we mark the end of their time in the main school. We look forward to welcoming many students back into the Sixth Form and wish others the very best in the next stage of their life.
STARS Talent Show
Even more proof that Fitz got talent as this brilliant goes from strength to strength. A great showcase for our singers, dancers, musicians and performers.
Year 11 Ball
Ice cream van. Harley Davidson. Horseback. JCB. Stretched pink limo. How will you arrive at the social event of the year?
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.
Our website gives you a flavour of our successful and happy school. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with news and photos from Fitzharrys. Click on the icons above to discover more.
Dear parents, carers, students and website visitors,
We finished a great 2017 by celebrating the values and achievements of the Fitzharrys community in style. Our annual Presentation Evening featured former Fitzharrys student and charity fundraising inspiration Dan Church. This was followed by the our termly achievement award assemblies where record numbers of students earned their reward for 100% attendance in a day overflowing with rewards and recognition of the values we share at Fitzharrys.
A big thank you to students and parents who really rose to the Fitz Festive Challenge, donating almost 1000 items to support the homeless and the Christ Church Food Bank.
2018 has got off to a great start with the students straight back into the swing of things. Please keep an eye on Facebook for regular updates and lots of photographs of Fitzharrys students in action. There is so much going on that supports the great teaching and learning that takes place each and every lesson, each and every day.
Please keep an eye on the school calendar and look out for the Fitz Flyer coming your way for further information about all the great things that lie ahead in the coming weeks.
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.