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Latest Update

Welcome to Fortismere School

 

Fortismere is a high achieving, dynamic, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of vibrant Muswell Hill. Listed as the 12th best comprehensive school in the country by 'The Sunday Times' (27/11/16), and the best school in Haringey based on our GCSE results, we have a strong focus on outstanding progress and attainment for all of our students, as well as cultural enrichment. It is our vision that the school will win hearts and minds through adding value to its students and staff. Find out more about our vision here.

The school has a long history and was created out of the merger of several local schools over the past 140 years. We now have 1,270 students in Years 7 to 11 and a further 450 students in the Sixth Form. Find out more about our history here.

Within the school, we have six Colleges, each of which has ten Tutor Groups, made up of students from each year. These ‘mini schools’ provide a sense of identity and community, and each Head of College has responsibility for the management of pastoral care, the monitoring of student progress and the development of the College’s ethos. Find out more about our Colleges here.

Our intention is to develop young people that are well-educated and capable of benefitting from and contributing to society when they leave school. We endeavour to provide a curriculum that will provide students with the skills, knowledge, experience and imaginative and understanding for a lifetime of learning and enjoyment, as well as an awareness and respect for moral values and the community. Find our more about our curriculum here.

Our staff team is led by the Co-Headteachers, Ms Zoe Judge and Ms Jo Davey. 

Information about our Key Dates for the academic year 2017-18, including term dates, parents' evenings and late starts/early closures can be found here.

Need a  venue for playing sports or hosting an event? We offer a variety of facilities and more information can be found here.

 

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Back To School Information, September 2017

 

Tuesday 5th September Years 7 & 12 Return to School:
 

10.20-10.50am - Y12 Assembly in South Wing; Y7 Assembly in North Wing

10.50-11.20am - Tutor Time (Y12) and VT (Y7)

11.25am - Timetable starts for Year 12 and Year 7

Wednesday 6th September Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13 Return to School:

 

8.35-8.55am - VT for Years 7 to 12

8.35-8.55am - Y13 Assembly in South Wing

9am-10am - Period 1

10am - Break

10.20am - Normal Timetable (Period 2)

Thursday 7th September Normal Timetable for all students (8.35am Period 1)

 

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Open Evening for 2018 Entry 

We will be holding our Open Evening for parents/carers and students looking to apply for September 2018 entry to Year 7 on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 5pm. More details will be available soon.

 

Sixth Form Open Day for 2018 Entry

We will be holding our Open Day for the Sixth Form on Tuesday 7th November 2017. More details will be available soon.

 

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