Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to Fort Pitt Grammar School, where excellence underpins everything we do. We are an innovative school, grounded in tradition yet forward facing, with a clear vision of what we want to achieve. With a unique, proud history, Fort Pitt offers its students a chance to discover their own place in an exciting, ever changing modern world.
Our ethos is founded on the four ‘excellences’: academic, community, appearance and environment. Together we believe that these values create a school where achievement and happiness go hand in hand.
Here at Fort Pitt, we place great emphasis on mutual support within the school community. We treat each student as an individual. Through our dedicated Raising Aspirations programme, we endeavour to expand horizons and make all students aware of future career paths. It’s our ambition for every one of our students to achieve the grades that will enable her to fulfil her potential – but more than that, we want her to leave school as a rounded, engaged human being.
At our last Ofsted inspection we were delighted to have been graded as outstanding (to see the full report please click HERE). We became an academy in November 2010 and since January 2012 have worked with two local schools as part of the Fort Pitt Grammar School Academy Trust. In September 2015, we merged with another local secondary school and formed FPTA Academies. In recognition of our academic successes, we have been designated as a ‘Leading Edge’ school and a National Support School. Furthermore, demonstrating our commitment to community excellence, we have recently been nominated as a Champion School for the National Citizen Service programme – an acknowledgement that Fort Pitt students take responsibility beyond the school gates.
If our website piques your interest, then please do come and take a closer look for yourself. We welcome visitors to the school and look forward to showing you everything Fort Pitt has to offer.