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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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  • 25/05/18

    Fortismere Maths Fair

    We were delighted to host a Maths Fair showcasing the talents and skills of 100 Year 5 students from 11 different local Primary Schools (and a few of our Year 7s). There was a wonderful buzz to all the students showing displaying an amazing range of stalls and presentations from hexagons, football s...
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  • 24/05/18

    Sita Brahmachari Visit

    Some of our Year 7 students had a really special time with our very first Patron of Reading, Sita Brahmachari, on Tuesday 22nd May.  They talked to her about what made them angry in the news and she shared stories of her own life with them.  Sita’s Dad, who came to this country from...
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  • 15/05/18

    Non Pratt Final Visit

    On Monday 14th May, our Patron of Reading Non Pratt came in for her final visit of 2017-8 (can’t believe our first year with her has gone so quickly).  I’m trying hard to make sure that as many students as possible meet her during her time at Fortismere and she is loving getting to...
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  • 10/05/18

    Yr 11 Celebration Assembly - Late Start

    *** LATE START - Year 11 Celebration assembly, all other years will be starting late (10am) this Friday, 10th May ***
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  • 09/05/18

    Non Pratt Patron of Reading Visit

    Wednesday 25th April saw the return of Non Pratt for the first of this term’s Patron of Reading visits.  Year 8s joined in with a full and frank discussion about friendship and self-confidence.  They all tittered at super-cool (not!) pictures of 14 year old Non and, after some initia...
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  • 03/05/18

    Fortismere wins £1000 for Marie Curie

    The First Give final was held on 1st May. It was a wonderful event. Thank you so much for all the parents and carers who came to support their children. 10 groups of students were competing for £1000 for their charity. In total, 54 Year 7 students competed. They had to demonstrate the research...
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