Fortismere School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Unknown
Address Southwing
Tetherdown
Muswell Hill
London
N10 1NE
Phone 02083654400
Reference Number 102156

Description

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Fortismere School is a coeducational secondary institution in Muswell Hill, London N10 1NE, serving students from ages 11 to 18. Established in 1983, it evolved from the Tollington Park School, which was founded in 1879. As a foundation school, Fortismere has a non-selective admission policy and has approximately 1,820 students.

The school is located on a 20-acre campus, which supports its strong focus on sports and cultural enrichment. With a student capacity of 1,655 and an examination success rate, Fortismere aims to provide outstanding academic progress and attainment. At GCSE, over 85% of students have gained five or more A* to C grades, and at A-Level, 65 to 72% of students' grades are A* to B.

Community involvement is a significant factor in Fortismere's success. More than 1,500 students apply for places in the sixth form annually. Furthermore, Fortismere is known for producing a high number of Oxbridge and medical school entrants.

The school is well regarded in the local Muswell Hill community and is consistently recognized for its outstanding achievements. Fortismere's learning environment is marked by traditional values, including courtesy, respect, and community acceptance. The school maintains high standards of attendance, punctuality, and behavior, providing support, teaching strategies, and timely interventions to ensure progress and attainment.

In addition to a diverse curriculum, Fortismere is a Specialist school in Mathematics/Computing with Music and Secondary Specialism in Modern Languages. The school's facilities include a computer server and subcommittees for curriculum, physical resources, resources, and admissions.

Fortismere School has a long history of commitment to providing a high-quality, broad, balanced, and coherent education to develop well-educated and qualified individuals who can benefit from and contribute to society after leaving the school.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1820
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 52.97%
Girls: 47.03%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 269
8 270
9 270
10 266
11 263
12 245
13 234

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-10-14
Date Description Report
2022-04-26 School inspection: School inspection:
2017-12-14 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2015-05-12 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2013-09-24 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2011-11-17 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-06-30 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-10-20 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2007-05-18 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-10-01 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
60.4 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 74% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 84% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
0.6 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 333 63
Third Preference 256 13
From another Local Authority 397 67

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