Fitzharrys is an improving school that is really going places. Fitzharrys students and staff are celebrating another year of new records at GCSE in 2015. 69% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, a further improvement on last year. The percentage of grades at A*/A is a new school record. 20% of students achieved 5 or more A*/A grades. We have seen more A^ results than previously, the grade above A* awarded for exceptional achievement. Students in the Abingdon Consortium for Education once again achieved record A Level exam results. The percentage of A* and A grades is once more above the national average, with 11% of students achieved at least 3 A* or A grades. 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.
16th June - Year 8 parent consultation 4.30pm
23rd June - Rising Year 7 Induction Day
28th June - Sports Day - Tilsley Park
1st July - MFL celebration with Abingdon Primary Schools
1st July - Stars Performance
4th-8th July - Work Experience Week
6th, 7th and 8th July - FitzActive
8th July - Year 11 Prom
14th-16th July - Art and Technology Exhibition - Abingdon Freespace
14th July - Year 10 trip - National Army Museum
15th July - non-uniform day
19th July - last day of term
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.
Fitzharrys progress report - your views really matter
We are looking forward to welcoming Ofsted inspectors to Fitzharrys in the near future, keen to share what is going on at Fitzharrys and for the inspectors to meet our great staff and your great children.
Last time Ofsted visited the school in February 2014 they praised our “high expectations and high ambitions.” Our results since then at GCSE and A Level have broken school records, showing the impact of all the hard work of students and staff at Fitzharrys. Year 11 are on track to do themselves proud, with revision starting in earnest.
Record attendance in 2013/14 is on course to be matched in 2015/16. Thank you for your support in encouraging this.
More Year 6 students and their families are making Fitzharrys their first choice each year, which is another recognition of the progress of our school.
We have developed as a school because of our attention to detail, our knowledge of and care for your children and our determination to get the best from and for them. We know that there is still work to be done to achieve all our ambitions, which are captured here: Vision and objectives for the future.
Every Parents’ Evening, Fitzharrys’ Governors ask you to complete a survey. We are really grateful for every response that we receive, as the survey helps to guide the work of our school.
Surveys for 2014/15 showed the highest levels of satisfaction in every category since the survey began. 94% agreed or strongly agreed that their child is happy and safe at Fitzharrys, which is fundamental to each child’s success. The rest of the surveys show that children are making good progress and that the school is meeting the needs of your children. We are delighted with these responses, which show the strength of partnership between school, students and parents.
2015/16 surveys so far echo the strengths that are highlighted here, showing we are a happy and caring school where students make good progress. Your views are vital to our school, because Together Everyone Achieves More.
If you would like to contribute to the Ofsted Parent View Questionnaire, please follow this link. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
Jonathan Dennett, Headteacher, Fitzharrys School
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.