Fort Pitt Grammar School
Sculpture outside Fort Pitt Grammar School
|Type||Grammar school; Academy|
|Headteacher||Mrs C Winn|
|Specialisms||Science and Maths|
|Location||Fort Pitt Hill
|Gender||Girls, mixed 6th form|
Fort Pitt Grammar School is a selective girls' grammar school with academy status in Chatham, Kent, England, built on the site of Fort Pitt, a Palmerston Fort. The school holds specialist Science College status. It is situated between the A2 and the A229 and next to the Rochester Campus of the University for the Creative Arts.
Fort Pitt School is built upon the site of the old fort, sharing the campus with the University College for the Creative Arts (formerly KIAD). The school was Medway Girls Technical School until its abolishment (the tripartite system was replace by just secondary modern and grammar schools) in the 1970s, when it was converted to a grammar school for girls aged 11 to 18. The site has also previously been the location for the hospital Florence Nightingale worked at during the Crimean War. Some of the ward numbers can still be seen on the walls of the "West Wing" of the school, which is now a listed building.Also artefacts that have been found on the school site are displayed in the West Wing corridor for visitors and students to see.
Fort Pitt has a newly introduced House system. The Houses are:
Meaden (pink) Ryder (blue) Somerville (white) Westwood (red)
The houses are all named after famous and inspirational women:
- Deborah Meaden-A successful British business woman
- Sue Ryder- A British volunteer who led many charitable organizations
- Mary Somerville- A Scottish science writer and polymath
- Vivienne Westwood- A famous British fashion designer
The houses all compete in a wide range of events, which include; House Arts, Sports Day, Charity Events and various Inter-House Quizzes and Academic Events.
Medway Technical School for Girls
- Zandra Rhodes CBE