Fort Hill Community School

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Fort Hill Community School & Centre
Motto Learning For Life
Established 1977
Headteacher Vicky Essex
Location Kenilworth Road
RG23 8JQ
Coordinates: 51°16′17″N 1°07′22″W / 51.271463°N 1.122644°W / 51.271463; -1.122644
Local authority Hampshire
DfE URN 116444 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 750
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16

Fort Hill Community School is a secondary school located in Winklebury, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK.


The school was built within the ramparts of an iron age hill fort, Winklebury Ring.[1] Around the school perimeter some of the old ditch site still remains. It is thought that the Celts once established a farming society around this fort.[citation needed]

Transition to KS4[edit]

When the students start Yr 10, they have the option to choose 4 subjects they would like to study at GCSE level, along with the subjects they choose, they must study English, Maths, Science & P.E. (Physical Education is compulsory under the National Curriculum that students receive at least 2 hours each week of sporting activities) The subjects they can choose are;

  • Drama
  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality & Catering (no-longer available for GCSE since 2015)
  • Business Studies
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Photography
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Music
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • I.C.T.
  • Textiles (no-longer available for GCSE since 2015)


There were formally two sets of uniform for the Winter and Summer terms. Recently these have been withdrawn, and what was previously the Winter uniform is now worn all year round. The winter uniform is a shirt, tie, black trousers, embroidered sweatshirt and school blazer. In the summer, the students are able to leave their blazer, but it's their option.

When the school first opened in 1977 the uniform was brown trousers, green shirts, brown tie with green diagonal stripes and a brown blazer. A few years later a vote was taken on shirt colour and the top year were then allowed to wear white shirts to distinguish them from the younger years.


  1. ^ "The Winklebury Ring Conservation Project". Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 

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