- South Wing and Sixth Form Centre
Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE
- North Wing
Creighton Avenue, Muswell Hill London N10 1NS
Head Helen Anthony
Age range 11-18
Description Secondary Foundation School
Religious character non-denominational
Nearest buses 234, 144
Nearest tube station East Finchley
Nearest rail station Alexandra Palace
About Fortismere School
Fortismere is a high achieving, dynamic mixed foundation secondary school, highly regarded by the local Muswell Hill community that it serves. Fortismere has a strong focus on outstanding progress and attainment for all of its students, as well as cultural enrichment. In December 2011 Ofsted rated the school ‘outstanding’. Additionally, The Times newspaper rated Fortismere as one of the Top 20 comprehensives in the country.
Each year, more than 1500 students compete for a place in Fortismere’s sixth form, which has 450 places. There is an impressive range of subjects to study, including traditional A levels, and subjects like Further Mathematics and Economics. There is also an excellent further education programme, where students are mentored to apply for Oxbridge, Russell Group and Ivy League universities. In the last three years over 50 Fortismere students have taken up places at Oxbridge and medical school.
Fortismere School’s vision
Fortismere will continue to be an outstanding, popular and successful school. It will win hearts and minds through adding value to its students and staff, playing a key role in its wider community and leading innovative practice that impacts nationally and internationally. All staff from both, teaching and non- teaching teams will share this vision and be committed to contributing to a dynamic learning environment which results in significant and measurable year on year improvement in all key stages. Fortismere will have an active mind, a finger on the pulse and a big heart.
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