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 2015 (Date of birth: 1st September 2010 – 31st August 2011) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
Also please check our admissions page.
Our Latest News
Our School Garden was voted ‘Best School Garden’ in Oadby and Wigston in Bloom Competition. Gardening Club member will be attending a winners’ prize giving evening at the end of September to receive their award. Well done and thank you to Mrs Stevens, Mrs Lam, Miss McManus, Gardening Club and all the parents who have helped us throughout the year.
Our Book Fair arrives on 25th November! Everything will be half price. It will be open to parents for ‘Secret Shopping’ 2.15pm – 3pm on Tuesday 25th November. Open for everyone on Wednesday 26th November until Monday 1st December at lunchtimes – 12.30-1pm and after school – 3.15-4pm.
Harvest Mass update
Thank you to everyone for the fantastic Harvest Mass on 16th October. There was a wonderful amount of produce donated which has been distributed by the St Vincent de Paul Society to people who are elderly, ill or housebound. Mr and Mrs Kelly have sent us a thank you letter, which is displayed in the reception area.
Farmers Market update
Thank you to everyone who supported Year 5 for their Farmers Market on 16th October – £125 was raised. As part of this learning project Year 5 have discussed the school’s new Mission Statement, asection of this says, ‘We will put our faith into action by helping the poor in the Third World.’ They have decided to spend this money through the ‘World Gifts’ with Oxfam on the following: 1 x plant an allotment, 1 x supply of manure, 6 x shares in a farmyard, 2 chickens, 3 x ‘Feed a Family’ and 3 sets of mosquito nets. Year 5 are very pleased with their shopping list and have thoroughly enjoyed this learning project.
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.
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. We have noticed several children arriving before 8.30am and so if you need to drop your children off earlier than 8.30am, please use the Breakfast Club. Parents are very welcome to wait in the playground before and after school.
Please note that Clubs finish at 4pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are a number of Year 6 football matches throughout the term, which will mean for those weeks Football Club will be cancelled – 16th October, 13th and 27th November.
Key information about the school
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2015
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 2015 (d.o.b. 01.09.2010 – 31.08.2011) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before January 15th 2015. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
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!
Latest School calendar Events
- BOOK FAIR CLOSES01Dec2014
- Yr 5 CLASS LITURGY 9am03Dec2014
- 4+, Yrs 1 & 2 CHRISTMAS CONCERT 1.30pm & 6pm04Dec2014
- MENPHYS CHOIR DE MONTFORT HALL 7pm05Dec2014
- ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE 9am11Dec2014
Many thanks to our PTA for arranging the Halloween Disco, which was a huge success!