Welcome to Fortis Academy.  We are a large specialist science college that is part of the Shaw Education Trust and based in the heart of the West Midlands.

At Fortis Academy, it is our mission to be an innovative, forward-thinking school which provides a secure and caring environment built on values, mutual respect and the principles of equality

We are not just a school, but a real community seeking to ignite potential in students.  We help and encourage our students to be knowledgeable, reflective and respectful hence our motto:

Ready, Respectful, Safe.

Our School Day

We expect our students to arrive in good time for school and be ready to learn.   They should be in the correct uniform and have the right equipment with them to enable them to learn.

Our pupils have five lessons each day, 60 minutes in length, as well as form time.  Our day is structured as follows:

Academy Opens 8.00 am*

Please note that staff are on site but formal supervision does not begin until 08:30

Pupils on school site Pupils are required to be onsite for 8.45am for a prompt start to the school day at 8.55am.
EDGE 08.55 – 09:20
Period 1 09:20 – 10:20
Period 2/BRUNCH Years 8, 11 and Sixth Form:

10:20 – 10:40 BRUNCH

10:40 – 11:40 Period 2

Years 7, 9 and 10

10:20 – 11:20 Period 2

11:20 – 11:40 BRUNCH

Period 3 11:40 – 12:40
Period 4/LUNCH Years 8, 11 and Sixth Form:

12:40 – 13:15 LUNCH

13:15 – 14:15 Period 4

Years 7, 9 and 10:

12:40 – 13:40 Period 4

13:40 – 14:15 Lunch

Period 5 14:15 – 15:15
Voluntary Enrichment and Intervention 15:15 – 16:30*

*Voluntary for students according to schedule and availability.

Please ensure you are familiar with our term dates.   Studies have shown that attendance is hugely important for students securing their target grades.*EDGE is the period in the day where pupils are with their Form Tutors.  There is a busy, planned programme of activities for each year group to carry out in EDGE, including study skills, revision skills, employability skills – the skills which will give Fortis Academy children ‘the edge’ over others.

Our Wonderful Students

We are very proud of our students and the excellent work they produce.  Please take a moment to click on the photographs below and view some of our pupils and their outstanding work.

We hope you find all the information you need on our website, however if you don’t, please contact us:

Telephone: 0121 366 6611
Fax: 0121 366 6007

Email Address: secretariat@greatbarr.bham.sch.uk