Together Everyone Achieves More

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.

Latest school news

Race Night 

The Race Night scheduled for this Friday has been postponed.

Revision Guides

To aid all Year 11s with their revision for their GCSEs there are some revision guides on the Upper School Support page.  Please click here.

Summer polo shirts   

After the Easter break students are allowed to wear the summer uniform which consists of a light blue polo shirt and a school jumper.  If your son/daugher requires either of these items please can they come to the uniform shop on Mon/Wed/Fri at 1.15pm.  Forms can be found here.

Events at Fitzharrys

Mar 28th 

The staff and students had a fantastic time.  Please see below the blog and videos. 

Please click here for Miss Clark's blog. 

Please click here for a short video

More videos below:

Video one - playing netball

Video two - toboganning

Video three - more toboganning

House Points

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.  

Message from the Headteacher

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/

Best wishes,

Jonathan Dennett, Headteacher, Fitzharrys School

A Level results link

GCSE results link

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High Expectations and High Ambitions For The Future
Vision For The Future

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.