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Ofsted Inspection - June 2016

I am delighted to share the great news that Fitzharrys has achieved a Good rating in all aspects of our work in our most recent inspection.

The Ofsted inspection report is packed full of positives and 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 continue to develop and we are already on the case with these, continuing to stand out on the road to Outstanding.

It’s great to have the many strengths of our school recognised so positively; I 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 and 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
June 2016

Ofsted Report Highlights


Good teaching drives good achievement for all groups of pupils across the school.

Fitzharrys offers a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the curriculum and staff passionately strive to ensure that their welfare needs are met.

Pupils and sixth formers are rightly proud of their school. The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils enjoy each other’s company at social times and value the good friendships they make here. They are respectful to each other, staff and visitors and enjoy the pleasant and secure environment the school offers.

Pupils are safe and secure in the school and they feel content here. The Headteacher knows the pupils and sixth formers well and is passionate about wanting the very best outcomes for all of them.

Pupils are pleased that adults handle potentially awkward situations with sensitivity, but also solve problems effectively and promptly.

Sixth formers provide good role models for younger pupils.

Fitzharrys School cares a great deal about pupils’ achievement and personal development and so working relationships between staff and pupils are very strong.

Parents’ faith in Fitzharrys is well founded; this is a very caring community.

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