Head's welcome

Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy.

 St John Fisher is a school for children between the ages of 4 -11 yrs. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to flourish and develop to their full potential. Here they can acquire skills to become confident and articulate, well equipped to meet the challenges of a fast changing world.

We are committed to the development of the individual enabling every pupil to fulfill their potential, not only in their academic studies but also in sports, drama, music or wherever their talents may lie.

We believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child, so we aim to work in partnership with parents. We are very proud of our St John Fisher Parent Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), which organises many social and fundraising events. As a Catholic school we have strong links with the parishes of St Mary's, South Wigston and Immaculate Conception, Oadby.

We strive to offer a high quality education across the full curriculum, including many extra-curricular activities.

We are always delighted to welcome visitors and look forward to meeting you.

With all good wishes,

Mary Hirst



Welcome to our school

This trailer was produced by Elizabeth, Holly and Erica.


Children are admitted to the school in the September of the year in which they have their fifth birthday. If there is anyone who wishes to apply for a place for September 2017 (Date of birth: 1st September 2012 – 31st August 2013) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2017; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.

Also please check our admissions page.

Supporting your child at home

Please have a look at our curriculum section of the website and in particular the subject areas for advice and guidance on how best to support your child at home.

Here you will find more details about the new curriculum and how it is implemented. You will also be able to find out about how we teach the core subjects at St John Fisher.

As well as that, there are also lists of useful websites and apps you can access at home to support your child's learning.

Our Latest News

Summer Fair ... June 17th

Recognition of excellent results

Following the recent meeting of the Standards Committee for the Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service (NRCDES), the validated data for St John Fisher was reviewed and your school has been recognised as one where pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

See full letter here.

Job vacancies- 2 TAs

 Click here for more details.


Clubs will start week beginning Tuesday 2nd May and finish on Thursday 29th June.

Active Kids

Remember to keep saving Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers! We have collection boxes for Sainsburys vouchers at school and at St Mary's and Immaculate Conception churches.

A premier occasion

A sea of blue welcomed the Premier league trophy as it came to SJF on Monday 6th February. Children, and staff, were over the moon to have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the city's most famous piece of silverware. All got the chance to pose with the trophy and photos can be seen on our gallery page.

Many thanks to Callum, Megs and especially, Lisa for organising this unforgettable morning.

First Aid wristbands

As a new safety precaution for all of our children we have introduced a neon observation wristband. This is for the children who have acquired a minor injury which needed first aid treatment however they are well enough to remain in school. The purpose of wearing a neon band is for all adults to recognise that the child needs monitoring and will need to wear the wristband for 48 hours.

Fruit Break

During Fruit Break children may have any fruit, chopped vegetables, 2 digestive biscuits or 2 rich tea biscuits. 4+, Years 1 and 2 are given a piece of fruit every day. Please remember that we are a ‘nut free’ school.



We are delighted to inform you that our Year 2 children won the ‘Fair Play Award’ at the Corpus Christi Trust Sports day at Aylestone Leisure Centre on 24th January. Well done to everyone!

School Games Gold Award

We have been awarded Gold for School Sports for the PE we teach at school and all the different team sports we take part in at St John Fisher. Well done to all our children and staff! 


As a school we are required to monitor children’s attendance regularly. Attendance figures are reported and discussed at our termly governors’ meetings. In 2015/16 our attendance figure was 96.9%, which is very good. Thank you for ensuring your child’s good attendance at school.

Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2018

Children are admitted to the school in September of the year in which they have their fifth birthday. If there is anyone who wishes to apply for a place for September 2018 (d.o.b. 01.09.2013 – 31.08.2014) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before 15th January 2018. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions. Please inform all interested friends and family.

Letter from Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards)

Please see the letter from Nick Gibb MP congratulating our staff and pupils for our school’s very high standard of achievement in the 2016 Phonics Screening Check.

Data Headlines

St John Fisher continue to have high expectations and set high standards as can be seen from our most recent data results.

Again for KS2 results, we are the  top performing school  in Oadby and Wigston when it comes to  year 6 SATS results.

Well done to all.

School inspections

Last summer,the school had positive experiences with both inspections and are proud of our pupils, staff, governors and extended school and trust family.

Here are their full findings:



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Events Calendar

Latest School calendar Events

50th Anniversary Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick 10am. All welcome22Jun2017

Art: Glass workshops23Jun2017

Corpus Christi Swimming Gala23Jun2017

First Aid workshops: Reception - Yr 627Jun2017

Yr 4 visit Studio Megastars04Jul2017

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

St John Fisher 1966/7-2016/7

50th Celebrations 

Calling all Parents, Grandparents and ex pupils

Do you have any photographs, memorabilia, memories etc that you would like to share with us in preparation for our 50th Celebrations being held in June 2017?

Please contact:




Dates For Your Diary 2016/17

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