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.
We currently have a vacancy for a parent governor. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the development of Fitzharrys School for the benefit of all our children. Letters explaining the role of the parent governor and the election process have been sent out with children, but if you have not received a letter please click here for a copy.
The UK Linguistics Olympiad is a competition for students in which they have to solve linguistic problems. This year students taking the foundation paper had to solve problems in Georgian, Polish, Old English and Ancient Runes. Congratulations to our winners - Esme Bladon Year 7, Isabel Ferris Year 8, Daniel Groves Year 9 and Overall Key Stage 3 winner Isabel Ferris. The overall winner for Year 10 is Imogen Deacon with Chloe Ashmall in second place and Katrina Hull in third. Well done.
We are delighted to welcome Virginia Bergin to our school on Thursday. Her new book, The Storm, is aimed at Years 7 and 8s. She will be visiting at 2.15pm. If you would like to preorder a book for signing please read the press release and return the form to the Operations Room.
We are raising money for our library and would like your second hand books. Please can you bring them to Fitzharrys School by Friday 26th February. All books will be sold during the day on Friday 6th March.
Fitzharrys students are looking forward to the joint netball and football tour of Holland. European champions for the last two years, we hope to make it a hat trick of victorious tours. Whatever the results, Fitzharrys students will again be a credit to the school and gain so much from the experience. It is one of the highlights of the Fitzharrys sporting 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.
Please click here to go to the house points website.
Celebrating Fitzharrys’ success in national Performance Tables
We are delighted that the great achievements of Fitzharrys students and staff are recognised in the recently published national Performance Tables. The information published goes beyond the impressive headline achievement figure to look at the amount of progress students make and how much value a school adds to their students.
Fitzharrys' 2014 GCSE performance is above the national average in 28 out of 30 measures. Progress in English and in Maths was considerably above national average at all levels. Students with high prior attainment, students with SEN and pupil premium students did particularly well.
With record internal results for Year 10 and 11, this shows real progress of which we can all be proud. It has been great to share these messages in our assemblies, along with news of the extra-curricular events, school performance rehearsals and sporting successes this week.
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.