Fortescue House

Head of House - Mrs Claire Goodman, Geography Teacher.
Deputy Head of House - Mr Alan Blanchard, PE Teacher

Tutor Groups:

Year 7: DC, RC
Year 8: KD, DL
Year 9: AP AW
Year 10: ES, HU
Year 11: PR, IJ

Head Girl - Phoebe Clarke
Head Boy- Zahi Kanj
Deputy Head Girls- Ella Swales, Amelia Blyth, Emily Malek


History of Fortescue

The Fortescue name is thought to come from a local family who owned land and manor houses around Devon and can be traced back as far as the 12th Century. Sir John Fortescue (1394– 1480) was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales during the reign of Henry VI and there is still a law society named after him at Oxford University. The family are particularly associated with manors in Weare Giffard and the estate around Castle Hill, Filleigh.

A portrait hangs in the Fortescue office of John William Fortescue, 2nd son of Hugh who was the 2nd Earl of Fortescue (1819-1859). John Fortescue, is known for writing the definitive history of the British Military from the Norman conquest to the First World War, which consists of 20 volumes and is still available today.

Fundraising for Charity

Fortescue has been particularly strong on charity work over the past five years. In 2011-2012 Fortescue House raised over £1500 and the year before over £2000 for good causes. Every year the house supports the local charity ‘Care for Kids’ and last year tutor group KV used money from ‘Park’s Got Talent’ to provide the charity with a Wii, plus games and controllers.