Welcome to Fortis Foundation Academy

Our unique campus structure provides year groups 7, 8 and 9 with a focussed learning experience through Fortis Foundation Academy, enabling us to ensure the rounded development of your child as they move from primary school into secondary age education. Right from year 7, students will feel supported through being part of a smaller setting, with the chance to focus on the key learning concepts that will prepare them for GCSE qualifications in year 10.

We want your child to be successful in whatever they choose to do. In order for them to reach their full potential, and linked directly with achieving well academically, we want students to develop three core values as part of their educational journey – Character, Resilience, Aspiration.


Developing young people through character helps them to develop positive personal traits. Character is key in developing the whole child and the virtues that lead to a pupil becoming successful. Character will be taught through the curriculum and all pupils will have access to opportunities that help to develop their character through activities such as representing the school during a performing arts project, playing in the school netball or football team, taking part in Duke of Edinburgh award or working in the local community to make a positive contribution.


Developing resilience within our pupils will form our second core value. We want our pupils to be able to adapt and cope with the problems and barriers that life can present.

We will do this by ensuring our pupils have regular exposure to exploring four key themes.

  • Awareness
  • Thinking
  • Relationships
  • Health

Resilience will also apply to how pupils approach their learning, being unafraid of making mistakes and having the courage and determination to apply themselves again and again in order to succeed.


We will support the pupils to develop high aspirations.

We will be relentless in ensuring pupils understand that everyone has strengths and can make a positive contribution. When this mind-set is combined with high aspirations all our pupils will be successful.

We want to instil a lifelong love of learning for all pupils within Foundation Academy. Through embedding and applying the three core values across Foundation Academy pupils will be enabled and ready for their next stage of learning.


Welcome to our new Year 7 students! Your new form tutors have recorded a short video for you. Please click your new form group below to view them:

7JCW – Mr Crosthwaite 7MSA – Mrs Saunderson
7GEK – Mrs Morgan 7RIF – Mr Foord
7SOK – Miss Kumari



There are some excellent literacy resources and opportunities available for young people to access over the summer holiday and also some resources for parents to access. Please follow the links below to find out more.

Check out the Summer writing challenge to make your own comic on the National Literacy Trust’s family-facing Words for Life site.

Sign up for the Premier League takeover – a footy-themed week of events with authors and big names.