Fort Pitt is a selective girls’ grammar school steeped in tradition but with a modern outlook. We are a vibrant, diverse and happy school, with high expectations and great ambitions for every one of our students. However, now, more than ever this needs to be balanced with ensuring the well-being of our students. As such our pastoral care is first-class and students feel supported and cared for. We recognise that each child is unique and want them to know they are loved and valued. They are our greatest asset and they are supported by a team of staff dedicated to motivating, guiding and challenging each one of them to be the best they can be. We believe that working closely with parents is essential if we are to be the best school possible for every child in our care.
Our aim is a very simple one; every student at Fort Pitt should receive a better educational experience than they would if they attended any other school. Each child gets one chance at their education, and our role is to ensure that everyone in our school community can grow and flourish, and make the most of their innate ability. We want every student to appreciate that making mistakes and taking risks are part of learning, and that with determination and courage, challenges can be overcome. The culture and ethos of the school is underpinned by our Fort Pitt values of Respect, Success, Aspiration, Resilience and Collaboration.
Our website will only give you a little flavour as to what Fort Pitt is all about, but it gives a good indication. To fully appreciate all we have to offer, please do visit us and ask our fantastic students and staff any questions; they’ll be more than happy to help.
Nicky Archer - Headteacher