Welcome to our fantastic school where Together Everyone Achieves More
Our mission statement starts “We are a great school that is really moving forward because of everyone's passions, creativity, consistency and commitment.
We are a school with strong and warm relationships. We have committed and caring staff who want to get the very best from every child. We see our students as our greatest assets, as it is their sparkle, charm and individuality that makes our school what it is. When you join our school you are immediately part of the Fitzharrys family, with the love, support and challenge to feel happy in a place where you belong. This means you can achieve your very best.
With a very positive recent Ofsted report, record results, record attendance and impressive behaviour for learning, Fitzharrys is a great school where everyone has the opportunity to shine. All of these positives confirm the view of our parents and Ofsted that we are “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish.”
We believe that like our students the potential for Fitzharrys is limitless. This is a strong school that is set up for even greater success, and it is really going places. Students, staff and governors can be proud to be part of something special, making a real difference to the lives of our young people and our community.
The ethos and spark of Fitzharrys are captures in school motto ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ and in our key values of Growth, Ownership, Achievement, Leadership and Success. We welcome visitors for a tour at any time to discover more about Fitzharrys and to see all the great things that our school has to offer.
Jonathan Dennett, Headteacher
Parent governor position
Fitzharrys currently has a vacancy for a parent governor. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the further development of our successful school. If you would like further details please see the letter that is being sent home with your child, or view a copy on the school website by clicking here
Abingdon Futures Evening
Fitzharrys GCSE - another record year
Students, staff and parents are celebrating setting a new school record for GCSE results this summer, with 66% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C/9-4 including English and Maths.
A Level results - a record year with smiles all round
Fitzharrys Year 13 students have topped their GCSE success by achieving a new school record of 50% A*-B grades. We wish them well in their next steps to university, apprenticeship and employment.
Seven Heaven support Leah’s Wish
Former Fitzharrys student Dan Church will run 9 marathons in 7 days to raise money in memory of Leah Graham. Accompanied on bike by former John Mason student Andy Greening, the challenge will finish with the Abingdon Marathon on 22 October.
Discover more at: http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/225-mile-challenge-remember-leah/
PAYMENTS: All payments made by cheque should be made payable to 'Oxfordshire County Council'
Non School Uniform Day
Students and staff will be raising money to support former Fitzharrys student Dan Church in his marathon effort in memory of Leah's Wish. Please donate at:
Abingdon Futures Evening
Year 11 students and their parents are invited to attend the 'Futures Evening' at Abingdon and Witney College to discover more about the fantastic range of opportunities available as part of the Abingdon Consortum for Education. Don't miss this important event on Monday 16th October from 5.30-8.00pm
Careers Fair at Larkmead School
3.10-5.00pm. Open to students from Fitzharrys. Well worth a visit to discover more about potential future careers.
Year 7 meet the tutor evening
As part of ensuring a successful start at Fitzharrys, parents and students will be able to share the highlights and advice for the future. 4.30-7.30pm. Further details to follow.
The school will be closed for all students while staff are working hard.
Year 7 History trip
Students step back in time with a visit to Warwick Castle.
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.
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This summer’s exam results days saw smiles all round as students celebrated the success that their grit, talent and hard work deserved. It was fantastic to see students, staff and parents come together to share in these great achievements.
Record exam results are of course only one measure of the success and achievement of any school. Each and every day we see the spirit and spark of our wonderful students and school in action, in the classroom, labs and workshops, on the sports field, on the stage or in performance. We are a happy, positive and successful community that is making a real difference to the lives of our students and staff.
It has been great to welcome so many visitors to our open evening and whole week of open mornings. Feedback from parents has been really positive, rightly impressed by our wonderful students and committed staff. We are very proud of all our students and it is clear that they are proud of their school. They are our best assests and our best adverts, and I'd like to thank everyone who has played a part in sharing Fitzharrys with so many visitors.
There is a great deal going on at Fitzharrys. To discover more please contact the school to arrange a tour.
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.