A Birmingham-based secondary school, previously known as Great Barr Academy, which is split into a Foundation Academy and Senior Academy.
Fortis in latin means brave, courageous and coupled with our vision of enriching lives we will provide the very best opportunities for students to learn, grow and achieve.
A broad, challening and responsive curriculum provides the foundation for excellent teaching, which, enriched by technology, will inspire and enegage our students.
Caring and ambitious pastoral care will ensure students feel safe, valued and in good health to take advantage of the opportunities provided.
Strong partnership working with parents, stakeholders, educational agencies and businesses will place Fortis at the center of the local community where together far more will be achieved.
Our students will be encouraged every day to be ready to learn, to be respectful of themselves and others and to be safe, physically and emotionally, to prepare for a fulfilling life. Above all, they will be encouraged to be brave and achieve their ambitions.
Mindset – Arrive prepared for the learning which will take place across all curriculum areas.
Application – Wear full school uniform and bring an appropriate school bag, complete with pencil case containing pens, pencils, ruler and eraser.
Mindset – Aim high in terms of personal achievement.
Application – complete all class and home-learning tasks with a view to developing independent learning skills.
Mindset – Adopt a philosophy which states practice, practice, practice.
Application – Rehearse / repeat individual tasks to ensure greater knowledge / skill acquisition.
Our new school vision, states clearly what ‘the end point’ might look like at Fortis Academy. We continually strive for academic excellence and in our new vision statement we therefore reiterate a statement of intent: “Imagine a school where at the entrance.”