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Welcome to Fortismere School, a high achieving and dynamic mixed Foundation school, highly regarded by the local Muswell Hill community that it serves.  We have a strong focus on outstanding attainment and progress for all of our students as well as diverse cultural enrichment.  Fortismere has featured as one of the Top 20 comprehensives in the country in a Times newspaper article and is heavily over-subscribed in all years.

Fortismere wins hearts and minds through adding value to its students and staff, playing a key role in its wider community and leading innovative practice that impacts nationally and internationally. All staff from both teaching and non-teaching teams share this vision and are committed to contributing to a dynamic environment which results in significant and measurable year on year improvement in all key stages. Fortismere has an active mind, a finger on the pulse and a big heart.

Helen Anthony

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      Booking Parents' Evening for Year 7 X

      There has been a problem with the online booking system for Parents' Evening.  If you need to make bookings for 7 X Parents' Evening, please log in via


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      Author Hannah Kent visits Fortismere

      The amazingly young and talented Hannah Kent, author of “Burial Rites” (on the Baileys Prize for Fiction longlist) visited Fortismere library – thanks to Ms Cunningham - on Thursday 31st March.  Her audience of sixth formers, staff and members of Cover Up were spellbound by her account of how an Australian ended up in Iceland, the anecdotes of her quirky year there and how the “speculative biography” of Agnes Magnúsdóttir came to life. 


      Hannah is a fluent and entertaining speaker, and Sita Brahmachari, our Patron of Reading, sums up the reaction of our senior students perfectly: You could see the 6th formers were so inspired by her story but also the fact that they were picturing themselves a little forward in time and realising the possibilities of their own journeys was wonderful.”  More photos of the event can be seen in the School Gallery.


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      Secondary Transfer 2014 - Appeals

      If you have not been offered a place at Fortismere Foundation School, the law entitles you to appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school.

      If you wish to appeal, telephone 020 8365 4466 or email and a form will be sent to you. Alternatively you can download a form. For further information on the appeals process and to download an appeals form, please click - Parents tab on the blue bar of this page, followed by the Admissions tab.

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      Drug Awareness Information

      Following our successful Drug Awareness Information Evening for parents and carers, we have added all the information from the presentation to this website for you to access at your own convenience.

      The same information headed 'Drug Awareness Information' can be found under the four headings below:

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    Term Dates

    Term Dates 2013 - 2014

    Autumn Term: Wednesday 4th September - Friday 20th December 2013

    Half Term: Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2013

    Spring Term: Monday 6th January - Friday 4th April 2014

    Half Term: Monday 17th  - Friday 21st February 2014

    Summer Term: Tuesday 22nd April - Tuesday 22nd July 2014

    Half Term: Monday 26th  - Friday 30th May 2014

    Year 11 -  Last day of compulsory attendance : Friday 9th May

    Term Dates 2014 - 2015

    Autumn Term 2014/2015

    Staff inset and 6th Form enrolment 1st september 2014

    Staff CPD 2nd September 2014

    All Students Return to School : Wednesday 3rd September 2014

    School will finish on the 17th July 2015


    Early closures 2013 -2014

    Students will be dismissed at 12.25pm on the following dates;

    Thursday 26th September 2013 (Open Afternoon for year 6 students)

    Friday 20th December 2013 (end of Autumn Term)

    Friday 4th April 2014 (end of Spring Term)

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014 (Tutor meetings with year 6 students)

    Tuesday 22nd July 2014 (end of Summer Term)


    Late starts to allow time for learning conversations

    Students should arrive at school ready to start lesson 2 at 10.20am on the following dates;

    Wednesday 2nd October 2013 (for year 8 learning conversations)

    Wednesday 16th October 2013 (for year 7 learning conversations)

    Thursday 7th November 2013 (for year 10 learning conversations)

    Tuesday 18th March 2014 (for year 11 learning conversations)

    Wednesday 4th June 2014 (for year 9 learning conversations)


    Whole day closures for Staff Training

    Friday 27th September 2013

    Friday 25th October 2013

    Friday 14th February 2014

    Friday 2nd May 2014

    Friday 27th June 2014


    Parents’ Evenings

    Year 7 X bank (French) 22nd April 2014

    Year 7 Y bank (Spanish) 13th May 2014

    Year 8 X bank (French) 24th June 2014

    Year 8 Y bank (Spanish) 8th July 2014

    Year 9 14th January 2014

    Year 10 10th June 2014

    Year 11 21st January 2014

    Year 12 4th February 2014

    Year 13 26th November 2013

    Key Stage 4 Evening 11th February 2014