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Our School

Fortismere is a high-attaining, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of Muswell Hill, North London.  Our school is set in 20 acres, allowing students the advantage of an unusually spacious site and supporting Fortismere’s sporting excellence.  With a strong focus on progress, our vision champions  high aspirations whilst ensuring that we all contribute to raising achievement of students,  whatever their starting point. We believe that there should be no barriers that exclude any child from accessing the best opportunities.  Our students will receive an education, based on high expectations that enhances their life chances and transforms lives.   Fortismere students enjoy a broad, innovative curriculum where traditional academic subjects are enriched by a strong emphasis on the creative arts. All our students will access a curriculum pathway that motivates, involves and inspires them.  Our teachers deliver exciting, challenging and engaging lessons which instil a lifelong love of learning.   Approaches are personalised, with an emphasis on the achievement of the individual which reflects the School’s inclusive ethos. 

We have the highest expectations of behaviour, commitment to learning, character and values. Fortismere students leave school with a reputation for resilience, ambition and confidence complemented by a concern for others. They are encouraged to foster an open minded, positive approach in order to access the very best opportunities both in and outside of school. The student experience at Fortismere aims to support parents and carers in developing young people with the potential to lead happy, fulfilled lives. Through the curriculum we also foster empathy, kindness and moral responsibility, actively encouraging students to support themselves, each other and become increasingly engaged in the world around them. Our extra-curricular activities are designed and organised to meet the interests and aspirations of our local community.  From chess to cricket and Latin to robotics, we aim to provide experiences that are accessible for and enriching for all.

Our vision for the future of our school rests on the rigorous pursuit of transformative learning which will not only enhance the educational experience of all its students, embracing diversity and different needs, but also unites our school and its wider community behind our aims.