Why Join Us?
The quality of teaching in a wide range of subjects is consistently good and sometimes outstanding - Ofsted
Our school is outstanding in the opportunities it provides across the curriculum.
We believe strongly in the importance of reading and have several programmes to encourage a love of the written word. Drop Everything and Read sessions take place during Tutor Time to allow students (and teachers) to enjoy reading for pleasure and see its value in their lives. We also take part in the Accelerated Reader scheme, which involves a computer record of library books. A number of students have become “millionaires” after reading a million words in this programme.
Literacy and numeracy are vital core skills and our specialist teams make sure all students are challenged in these areas. Those students who need to make faster progress take part in short-term intervention programmes that support our effective classroom teaching.
Languages are strong at FHS. Students have taken part in visits to a Christmas market in Cologne and an exchange trip to Hanover. We also offer residential trips to France. Whilst French, German and Spanish form the cornerstone of our curriculum, additional community languages are also on offer.
Engineering is a popular GCSE option, thanks to links with Dyson, the Bloodhound project, Airbus and others. We pride ourselves on our provision for all STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and offer triple science and additional maths.
Students can broaden their experience through trips abroad, as well as through the school’s partnerships with media and creative industries within Bristol including Watershed. FHS works closely with Bristol University and UWE to offer enrichment and development opportunities for students of all abilities and talents.