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

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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 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

School Award

We have been awarded Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award for 2015/16. This was awarded in August for all the PE and sport we take part in at St John Fisher and so a huge thank you to all our staff who enable our children to experience a rich variety of sports.

Harvest Mass

You are invited to our Harvest Mass at 9 a.m. on Thursday 13th October. We would be pleased to receive donations of food produce from Monday 10th October. Mr & Mrs Kelly, from St Mary’s Church, will collect the produce, after our Mass, to distribute in Wigston on behalf of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Tea and coffee will be available after Mass.

Food Festival: Year 5

Year 5 will be hosting a Food Festival on Thursday 13th October at 2pm – 4pm. There will be a selection of eggs, meat, veggie boxes, local flour, homemade jams and chutneys. Our children will be serving refreshments throughout the afternoon. Please come along and support our Year 5s. All proceeds will be going to CAFOD.

Childhood Seasonal Flu Vaccination Programme

Just a reminder that the Vaccination Team are in school on Monday 24th October.  Forms can still be returned to the School Office. Please note that ‘Fluenz’ is a needle free vaccination given by a nasal spray.

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

Flu immunisations24Oct2016

School re-opens at 8.40am24Oct2016

Individual photographs25Oct2016

Yr 4 football team at GOALS 1pm26Oct2016

PTA Halloween Disco28Oct2016

Yr 6 Visit to 'Warning Zone'01Nov2016

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

St John Fisher

'Food Festival'

Thursday 13th October

2pm - 4pm

Organised by Yr 5 as part of their 

Allotment learning project

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:




Macmillan Coffee Morning/Race For Life

Many thanks to everyone for your donations last Friday for our Macmillan Coffee Morning and the ‘Race For Life’ as an amazing £706.42 was raised! Well done to Michelle Ludlow and our PTFA for all their work towards such a successful event.

Dates For Your Diary 2016/17

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.

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