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Admissions and Appeals

As a mixed foundation school for children aged 11 to 18,  Fortismere is its own admissions authority.  Applications for a place at Fortismere, for entry to Year 7, should be made via the local authority in which you live. In-Year applications (Years 7-11) should be made to our local authority, Haringey. If you live in Haringey, secondary transfer applications can be made on the Haringey Website 

All applications for places at Fortismere will be considered in line with our Admissions policy and places will be allocated on the basis of these arrangements only.

Read our Admissions policies below for full details of how applications are handled and how places are allocated at Fortismere.

Admissions policy 2021-2022

Admission policy 2022-2023

In year applications for a place at Fortismere     

If you are applying for a place at Fortismere at any time other than starting Year 7 at secondary transfer time, or if you are applying for your child to move to Fortismere from their current secondary school, you will be making an in-year application.

All in-year applications for places at Fortismere are handled on behalf of the school by Haringey Local Authority Admissions Service.  Please contact Haringey Admissions Service to make an in-year application for a place at Fortismere – see this link for information   You can also contact Haringey Admissions by email:

Places will be offered in accordance with the over-subscription criteria set out in the school’s Admissions policy.  If there are no places available in the required year group, you can request that your child’s name is added to the waiting list for the school.  If you apply for a place for your child at Fortismere and your application is refused you will have the right of appeal as outlined in the Admissions policy and on this page.

How to Appeal

If you have not been offered a place at Fortismere 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.

If you wish to appeal, please follow this link:

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you must give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You can appeal to more than one school.


Please see the timetable for appeals here