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
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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 2016 (Date of birth: 1st September 2011 – 31st August 2012) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2016; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
Also please check our admissions page.
Our Latest News
Back to school
Children return to school on Tuesday 1st September.
Year 5 and 6 Summer Play
Well done all involved in the successful production of 'Porridge'. Bravo!
Thank you everyone for your kind donations of £130 from our ‘PJs’ day on 22nd May in aid of Isla McGonigle. Well done to our School Council for organising the day.
Thank you to everyone for collecting Sainsbury’s tokens for SJF. We have a total of 14,336 tokens which will provide PE and Cooking equipment. A special thank you to the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, Oadby who collected 3,359 tokens!
Year 2 will be leading us in our May Assembly to honour ‘Mary’ on Thursday 7th May at 9 a.m. All welcome – there will be tea/coffee available after the assembly. Any donations of flowers can be sent in from Tuesday 5th May. After assembly the flowers will be distributed to anyone in our community who is ill or in need of cheering up so please let us have any names.
Our School Council have decided to hold a ‘Come to School in your pyjamas (PJs) Day’ on Friday 22nd May. A donation of 50p will be collected with all proceeds going to help Isla McGonigle. Isla is a pupil in 4+ who has been ill and is now recovering at home.
Secondary school travel
St Paul's have sent a letter regarding school travel from September 2015. Please read the full letter here.
Year 6 have an important term ahead.
SATS - May 11th - 14th
Residential - June 8th - 12th
Induction days at their secondary schools
and of course, their last term at SJF.
Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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.
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.
Many thanks for all your donations for CAFOD – a total of £171 was raised. A special thank you to our School Council and Mrs Johnson for baking cakes for everyone in school on that day and to Sainsbury’s for donating all the ingredients!
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!
Key information about the school
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.
Latest School calendar Events
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Many thanks to everyone for coming and supporting the Summer Fair on Saturday 20th June. A huge thank you also to Julie Stanley and our PTA for all their work on behalf of all the children at SJF. A fantastic amount of £2,700 was raised – thank you and well done to everyone!
The Summer Fair is on Saturday 20th June. We look forward to seeing you all. Please send any donations of bottles, jars, raffle prizes, groceries etc to school. Remember your child gets 5 house points for every item brought in. During the next few weeks there will be ‘Guess the name of the teddy’ and ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competitions – 20p a go. Raffle tickets have been sent home this week – 5 house points for each book sold.
The ‘Phil’ the Bag collection of your old and unwanted textiles started this week and all donations will be collected from school on Wednesday 13th May. A quick reminder that our Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 20th June.
Many thanks to our PTA for arranging the Halloween Disco, which was a huge success!
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!