“Parents’ faith in Fitzharrys is well founded; this is a very caring community.” Ofsted June 2016
Our Ofsted report is rightly packed full of praise. Inspectors recognised that “teachers are an enthusiastic and committed team”, and that “Good teaching drives good achievement for all groups of pupils across the school.” They acknowledged that “Fitzharrys School cares a great deal about pupils’ achievement and personal development and so working relationships between staff and pupils are very strong.” They praised “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish.” The hard work, passion, enthusiasm and pride of everyone in the school comes through loud and clear, summed up by the fact that “Fitzharrys’ ethos of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ is at the heart of school life.”
Great behaviour, new school records for results and attendance are just some of the signs that Fitzharrys is a great school that is really going places.
Our website and prospectus give you a sense of life at our school, but this is no substitute for experiencing it for yourself. We welcome you to visit us at Fitzharrys to see all that our school has to offer right now and in our exciting future.
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 celebrates achieving Good across the board in recent Ofsted inspection
Fitzharrys celebrates achieving Good across the board in recent Ofsted inspection.
I am delighted to share the great news that Fitzharrys has achieved Good in all aspects of our work in our June inspection.
The Ofsted inspection report is packed full of positives, wonderful recognition for the hard work and “drive for continual improvement” which has led to “significant improvements in all aspects of the work of the school”.
The report repeats the words enthusiasm, passion and pride again and again. They describe us as “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish”. They recognised our “warm and welcoming culture” as well as our committed staff, good behaviour, positive relationships, strong leadership and consistently good teaching and achievement.
There are some pointers as to how we can move on to achieve Outstanding status, and we are already on the case with these.
It’s great to have the many strengths of our school recognised so positively, and I’d urge you to take time to read the report in full. It matches the findings of our governor surveys and Ofsted parent view, but above all it reflects the day to day experience at our happy, warm, successful school.
A big thank you and congratulations to Fitzharrys’ students, staff and governors, who all deserve this great recognition.
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.