This week we celebrated the achievements of our GCSE and A level students as they received their results. This followed a challenging two years amidst so much COVID-19 disruption to their lives and their education. We are incredibly proud of what they have achieved and delighted to be able to celebrate with them this week.
Not only has this been a challenge for students, but also for the staff and parents who have supported them so brilliantly. Our thanks go to everyone who has worked towards our students achieving so much.
We sent our year 11 students off to the next stage in their education with great pride. Many will be returning in September as part of JMF6 Abingdon. It was wonderful to see students signing shirts, thanking their teachers, and, most importantly, enjoying their success.
Oxford University’s laptop donation scheme, Devices4Schools, handed over two more laptops to Fitzharrys school this week. The scheme enables University members to donate their old laptops, tablets and phones safely to benefit local school students.
The Head of School at Fitzharrys described the challenge facing schools regarding digital inclusion:
‘We are very grateful for this kind donation to Fitzharrys School. The pandemic and lockdowns have highlighted the digital divide in all schools, and we know that these extra devices will make a difference to key students. It will allow them access to digital platforms, research key information, access catch up materials, take part in online tutoring, and ensure they can study effectively at home. Digital inclusion is crucial for our students to achieve their potential, and we are proud to be working with Oxfordshire Community Foundation to improve access for all.’
Fitzharrys has worked with Devices4Schools on the pilot scheme which was launched in February and has received a stream of laptops and tablets. The latest two Lenovo laptops were donated by All Souls College. Rima Dapous, Domestic Bursar, commented:
‘All Souls College is delighted to support the University’s Devices4Schools scheme to help provide Oxfordshire school children from all backgrounds with appropriate IT equipment to support their education. To this end, the College has donated two laptops for the pupils at the Fitzharrys School in Abingdon.’
Will Speke, Head of School at Fitzharrys, receives the two laptops from John Keston-Hole, Project Officer from Devices4Schools.
Monday 6th September 2021
Start of term for Year 8 and Year 11
Monday 6th September 2021
Year 9 COVID 19 Test 1 (see letter for details)
Tuesday 7th September 2021
Start of term for Year 9 (all year groups now in school for lessons)
Friday 10th September 2021
Year 7 and Year 10: Indiviual and Tutor Group School Photographs
Thursday 14th October 2021 I 5.30-8pm
Monday 18th - Friday 22nd October 2021 I 9-11am
Open Mornings - booking details to follow soon.