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  • Fortismere School
    South Wing
    Tetherdown
    London
    N10 1NE
  • Head: Zoe Judge
  • T 020 8365 4400
  • F 020 8444 7822
  • E office@fortismere.org.uk
  • W www.fortismere…aringey.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Haringey
  • Pupils: 1,726; sixth formers: 427
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th November 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th May 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Very much a community comprehensive with a relaxed atmosphere (subject to ‘behaviour for learning’ sanctions), and pupils strolling around in jeans and tee shirts. ‘Proudly non-uniform’, though with a veto on revealing too much skin or underwear. Impressive displays of art and fabulous photography coursework around the school on our visit, plus bright papier mâché aliens and rats created by younger year groups. Photography a popular A level and one can see why. Drama also ‘massive.’ ‘We’re a very artsy school. It’s our natural default setting.’ Pupils mostly very…

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What the school says...

Fortismere is a high achieving, dynamic, mixed foundation secondary school in the heart of vibrant Muswell Hill. We have a strong focus on outstanding progress and attainment for all of our students, as well as cultural enrichment. It is our vision that the school will win hearts and minds through adding value to its students and staff. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Business Studies at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 2)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Interim co-heads

Since September 2017, Zoe Judge, previously director of sixth form, and Jo Davey, previously deputy head.

Academic matters

A large proportion of bright, motivated pupils and also a greater than average number of pupils with SEN, with a relatively small mid range. In 2016, 51 per cent A*/A grades at A level, with 72 per cent A*/B. Similarly strong at GCSE: 45 per cent A*/A grades, and 86 per cent of pupils got 5+ A*-C grades, including English and maths.

Every subject previously set from year 7; this has been loosened, but school still sets early for maths and science, whilst English is taught in mixed ability classes. ‘We trust the faculty heads on that, but they must show that it works.’ Relatively low class size of 24. Everyone learns French...

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