Welcome from the Head Students
The Fort Pitt Student Leadership Team would like to extend the warmest welcome to you all. In a school where excellence, enthusiasm and friendship are encouraged, we are proud to take on this role of responsibility and are excited to lead our school community this year.
Our school consists of four houses: Westwood, Meaden, Ryder and Somerville. These houses provide the school with a sense of community, something that we pride ourselves on. Throughout the duration of the year, there are several House events which students participate in: House Arts, House Charities and Sports Day, all of which are great fun and encourage students to try something new or to further their existing talents.
As well as being part of a House, our vertical tutor groups strengthen the bond between year groups. These groups give younger students the chance to ask questions and relate any problems to older year groups. Vertical groups are something that we have benefited from greatly throughout our time at Fort Pitt as they have led to supportive relationships between different age groups – something greatly appreciated, particularly at the start of year seven.
Additionally, there are always opportunities that students can take advantage of, not just within the House System but also within the subject departments. Within subject areas, students can attend various enrichment clubs to develop valuable life-skills, as well as taking part in extra-curricular activities to extend their experiences beyond academic work.
Along with the sense of community at Fort Pitt, there is a large focus on academic studies and the school prides itself on helping every individual to reach her or his full potential, whilst still valuing relationships and caring for each other. Helping students to aspire and achieve is something that Fort Pitt does so well and will continue to do.
Every student is encouraged to play their part and to take responsibility for themselves and others within the Fort Pitt community. Equally, we aim to play our part too in this year’s House Leadership Team.
We hope this website provides a helpful insight into student life here and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
House Leadership Team