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 Association (PTA), 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,
Welcome to our school
This trailer was produced by Elizabeth, Holly and Erica.
Also please check our admissions page.
Our Latest News
All of SJF had a wonderful Lenten retreat day, organised by Sr Dorothy, on Tuesday 24th March.
Also at school,' the stations of the cross' were held on Thursday the 26th. The same children involved that day will be leading ‘Stations of the Cross’ at St Mary’s on Friday 3rd April at 11am. All welcome!
We wish everyone a happy and holy Easter.
Great news - Births
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Gallagher on the birth of their son, Eoin.
Many congratulations too to Mr and Mrs Hunt on their daughter, Bonnie.
Babies and Tots
Message from our ‘Babies and Tots’ group –
‘Are you clearing out your children’s toy boxes? St John Fisher Babies and Tots group would love to re-home any of your unwanted toys for our Wednesday morning playgroup.’
This group meets every Wednesday in the School Hall from 8.45am – 10.30am. Come along for a chat and a cup of coffee, everyone is very welcome.
Years 3 and 4 – ‘Resurrection Rock’
Years 3 and 4 performed their play on Wednesday 18th March at 1.30pm and 6pm. A roaring success. Well done to everyone involved.
News of DVD sales soon.
Trad Irish music classes
Music classes for young people run on Monday evenings from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. The age range is 6 to 18 years.
New learners of all ages are welcome. Tuition is given in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, Banjo and mandolin.
£3.50 per lesson, first lesson is free.
Contact person: Moya Townsend (07891) 897950
Venue: the Emerald Centre
Safer Internet Day – 10th February
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Safer Internet training led by Mr Gallagher.
This year’s theme was ‘Let’s create a safer internet together’.
World Book Day – 5th March
We will be having a curriculum enrichment day on 5th March, World Book Day. Children and staff can come to school dressed as a character from a book.
Red Nose Day – 13th March
Friday 13th March is ‘Red Nose Day’ and we will be using this event as the main focus of our fundraising during Lent 2015. This will be a non-school uniform day, a donation of 50p will be gratefully received. Our School Council will also be organising events on the day, with all donations going to CAFOD.
Science Life Caravan
The Life Caravan will be visiting SJF on 12th and 13th March. There will be a Parents’ session at 8.40am – 8.55am on Thursday 12th March. Please come along to hear about what your child will be learning during the visit.
We are delighted to inform you that our Year 1 children won the ‘Fair Play Award’ at the Corpus Christi Trust Sports day at Aylestone Leisure Centre on 20th January. Our Year 6 football team won the Corpus Christi Trust GOALS competition on 9th January. Well done to everyone!
Thank you to our PTA and all our families for a very enjoyable and successful Christmas Fair on 11th December. Our theatre visit to see ‘Cinderella’ was a great success and was fully funded by our PTA – thank you!
Transport to St Paul’s Catholic School
A group of parents in Year 6 are looking at arranging transport to St Paul’s with one drop off and pick up here at St John Fisher. Mr Lockyer (Headteacher of St Paul’s) and Fr Stephan (Parish Priest at St Mary’s) are keen to help as well. If you are interested please contact Joanne McManus c/o School Office with your email address and contact telephone number.
Key information about the school
Babies and Tots
This group meets every Wednesday in the School Hall from 8.45am – 10.30am. Come along for a chat and a cup of coffee, everyone is very welcome!
There is a Breakfast Club at St John Fisher starting at 7.45am. Otherwise children can arrive at school from 8.30am as staff will be in the playground at this time. Parents are very welcome to wait in the playground before and after school.
OFSTED’s Interim Assessment of St John Fisher
We are delighted to announce that OFSTED have carried out an Interim Assessment which has resulted in the school receiving a letter saying that they have found the good performance of our school has been sustained and therefore the school’s next inspection will not take place before summer term 2015.
We are collecting Sainsburys tokens – please keep up the good work. Also thanks to the many parishioners of our two parishes who help us by collecting as well!