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  • 09/10/18

    Patron of reading, Non Pratt

    Our wonderful Patron of Reading, Non Pratt, worked with some of our older students on Monday 8th October.  Year 10 wrote letters to themselves, focussing on expressing their own voices by thinking what they might be doing in the future.  One letter got left on a table after the students le...
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  • 08/10/18

    Sixth Form Open Day

    Tuesday 6th November 2018, Time 4.00 -7.30pm 4.00-5.30pm for students currently at Fortismere (talk at 5pm). No need to register 6.00-7.30pm for year 11 not at Fortismere (talk at 7pm). Please register here to let us know you are attending the evening (registration live 9th Octo...
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  • 24/09/18


      Robert Muchamore’s Cherub books are amongst the most borrowed in Fortismere’s library.  Many of our students have grown up with the hero James Adams and are still reading Cherub into Years 10 and 11.  Robert has done wonders with getting reluctant readers into a serie...
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  • 14/09/18

    News from linc

    We are very pleased to be welcoming Ms Brooks to the team as our new SENDCo and Ms Carrim our Specialist SEND teacher, who also has responsibility for access arrangements. Other additions to our team are Ms Harris O’Hanlon, with a focus on parent and student engagement and our new EAL coordina...
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  • 06/09/18

    Year 7 camping 2018

    The Year 7 Camping trip will be on Friday 28th September and Saturday 29th September 2018.  Please arrive at school for 8am to be taken to Tolmers (we will line up on the field outside the science block).  Return to school on Saturday about 11.30 am.  Please arrange in advan...
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  • 23/08/18

    GCSE Results 2018

    Congratulations to our Year 11 students who have attained a fantastic set of GCSE results this year. Outcomes for student attainment have been particularly impressive this year at Fortismere given the fact that students have faced more challenging courses and final examinations.  Particularl...
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  • 11/07/18

    Year 7 Waiting for Callback…

    Our Year 7 Y band had a wonderful time with authors Perdita and Honor Cargill on Friday 6th July.  Perdita is an ex-barrister and Honor is in her final year at Oxford University.  This mother and daughter team kept our students captivated by talking about their writing process and how they...
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  • 11/07/18

    Fortismere's Favourite book chosen!

        The library was packed with family and friends for our Reading Champions evening on Tuesday 3rd July.  This event was founded by author S F Said during his time as Fortismere’s Patron of Reading and we were delighted that he came back to be our chairman.  All Year...
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  • 11/07/18

    S F Said talks about The Way…

    140 Year 7 students were treated to a visit from our old Patron of Reading, S F Said, on Tuesday 3rd July.  He talked to them about how he came to start writing, the effort it takes (with over 90 rejections and  7 years to get Varjak Paw re-drafted and published) and the joy in winning Awa...
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  • 27/06/18

    June in the Library

    "Fiction can achieve marvellous things, especially inside individual heads, not least when it subtly nudge-nudge-nudges the reader towards minding more, thinking more, asking questions."  Monday 18th June saw the final meeting for our amazing Carnegie Shadowers – the Red Carpet...
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  • 15/06/18

    Early Closure - Wed 27th June

    School will close early at 12:25 on Wednesday 27th June to allow tutor meetings in the afternoon with Year 6 students. Periods 1-3 are as normal. Save the day 7th July Fortitude 12-6pm
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