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,
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.
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
Come Dine With Us...all served.
Yr 4 cooking club along with Food Champions Mia and Ethan served up a delicious three course meal which they had planned, prepared and cooked. Parents and staff had some fantastic things to say about their evening. A well deserved treat is in store for all their hard work at club next Thursday.
Simply worked their socks off.
Year 6 Residential to Crich
Year 6 will be visiting our Diocesan Youth Centre from 16th - 20th May.
Fr Stephan Foster
Fr Stephan will be celebrating his 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Sunday 24th April. Congratulations from all the children, staff and governors at St John Fisher.
Clubs will start week beginning Monday 18th April and finish on Thursday 30th June. Tennis Club will continue on Monday each week run by Sam Preston and on Wednesday there will be a Kwik Cricket Club for Years 5 and 6 instead of football club.
We wish happy retirements to Mrs Hall and Sister Dorothy. We thank them for their contributions and the impact that they've had on our school community.
During the Easter holidays the outdoor classroom has been completed on the school field, new toilets fitted in 4+ and new carpets in Years 4, 5 and 6 classrooms. During May half term the fencing at the front of school will be replaced. These improvements have been funded through our Devolved Capital Funding Grant.
Grandparent Gardening Day
Grandparent Gardening Day on Thursday 17th March, which we held as part of our Food for Life journey, was a huge success. During the day 29 Grandmas, Grandads, Mums, Dads, Aunties and Uncles all came and worked alongside their children and the school SNAG (School Nutrition Action Group). What a workforce they all were. Our massive' to do' list was almost completed on this lovely sunny March day.
A really big thank you to everyone who came and helped on the day and for the very generous donations of plants and compost, which are always greatfully received.
Please take some to time to visit our blog on the Food for Life website at www.foodforlife.org.uk to see more about our amazing Food for Life partnership.
Click here to see our photographs.
Click here to see what else we've been up to on our Food for Life journey.
During Fruit Break (9.45am – 9.55am) 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.
As a school we are required to monitor children’s attendance regularly. Attendance figures are reported and discussed at our termly governors’ meetings. In 2014/15 our attendance figure was 96.9%, which is very good. Thank you for ensuring your child’s good attendance at school.
Dogs and cats
Due to health and safety please do not bring dogs and cats onto the school site.
Please park with due care and attention for all of our children and our neighbours. Please do not park on the yellow zigzags outside the school gates. The Governors and parents are very concerned about parents parking across driveways and on the corner of Winslow Drive and will be monitoring this very closely.
Parents’ Reading Sessions
Please remember that parents in Years 1 and 2 are welcome to come and read with their child on Friday morning at 8.50am – 9.10am.
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2016
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 2016 (d.o.b. 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2012) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before December 2015. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
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.
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
- MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY02May2016
- Parents' Evening for September 2016 4+03May2016
- May Assembly led by Yr 4 9am. All welcome05May2016
- Curriculum Commitee meeting 1pm06May2016
- Key Stage 2 SATs Yr 609May2016
The Easter Egg raffle took place in assembly.
We had lots of 'eggcited' faces when we received a surprise visit from the Easter bunny!
Thank you to everybody who supported the event; a total of £230.20 was raised.
The PTFA exists to help fund the little extras needed to continue to make St John Fisher the great school that it is. Please continue to support our events and raise as much money as we can. Thank you.
As well as raising money, we have also been spending on ……
Theatre tickets for each child
Theatre goody bags
New nativity outfits
Christmas class party food
Cupboard shelving for the cookery cupboard
Dates For Your Diary 2016 …….
Bag 2 School Thursday 5th May 2016
Summer Fayre Saturday 18th June 2016
Look for SJF PTFA on Facebook. Search for St John Fisher Wigston. It’s a great way of communicating with us and for being kept up to date on all events.