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.
You will have noticed that the window replacement programme at Fitzharrys has come to a standstill. This is to do with the OCC contractors. We have been informed that works will commence again on 7th December. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
The Abingdon Consortium for Education is holding an A Level Choices Evening at Fitzharrys School on 26th November. This is open to all Year 10 and 11 students who are interested in doing A levels in Abingdon. The event is open from 6pm until 8pm. Advance booking is not required.
Student can come to school wearing their own clothes with a contribution of £1 which goes to charity.
Year 7s will be off-timetable for the whole day doing a wide range of activities.
The staff and students at Fitzharrys School would be delighted if you could join them at the Carol Concert at Trinity Methodist Church in Abingdon. The concert starts at 7pm and lasts about an hour.
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.
It has been great to welcome so many visitors to Fitzharrys for Open Evening and our many Open Mornings. Visiting parents and children have appreciated the calm and purposeful atmosphere at Fitzharrys. Children have been wide eyed at the facilities and equipment, especially wowed by Art. PE, Science and Technology. Most pleasing is the feedback about our students, recognised as polite, positive and proud of Fitzharrys.
At Open Evening we shared our commitment to getting the best from and for each and every student at Fitzharrys. We are determined to make the most of everyone’s potential, acting as a launchpad for excitement, enrichment and education.
Our Year 7 and 8 students shared their experiences of Fitzharrys life so far, giving a sense of the many opportunities open to everyone in school. The first few weeks of term have already seen auditions for the school musical, Oxford University Hands on Science visiting the school, Abingdon Festival of Languages, many successful sports fixtures, Duke of Edinburgh, sailing club, trips in Geography and History and much more.
These opportunities, alongside great teaching and learning and our committed, caring staff, mean that students thrive at Fitzharrys. Students achieved 69% 5A*-C in this summer’s GCSE exams, alongside a record 20% of students achieving 5 or more A*/A grades. With strong performances across all subject areas and further record results at A Level, Fitzharrys continues to go from strength to strength.
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.