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 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,

Mary Hirst



Welcome to our school

This trailer was produced by Elizabeth, Holly and Erica.


Admissions Applications

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

Enjoy the summer holidays!

School re-opens on Thursday August 28th.

Leavers 2014

All the very best for the future to all our leavers and remember that you are always part of the St John Fisher family. You are welcome to visit us and to keep in touch.

World Cup Predictor Results

After a great World Cup, the results of the first SJF WC predictor game are in.

1st Henry Z  271 points

Great predicting in the knockout stages and was one of only two entrants ( Other Aaron Hill 5th) who correctly stated that Germany would win the world cup. The bonus 25 points for that catapulted Henry from 4th to 1st over the weekend.

2nd Poppy L 267 points

A valiant effort from Poppy who has been there or there abouts from the start of the tournament. Pipped at the post.

3rd Jacob H 266 points

Jacob flew up the table last week after correctly predicting the exact semi-final, 3rd/4th place match and final line-ups. Would have won if either Brazil or Argentina had won their matches on Saturday and Sunday.

Prizes will be given out when we are back in school in Autumn.

The rest of the top ten are

4th...Ruth Draper  264 points

5th Aaron Hill         260

6th Rachel Astill      245

7th Niall Taylor        244

8th Mick Stevens      237

9th Zack Ludlow       228

10th Lily McDonagh  224

See full leaderboard

Many thanks for entering. Thanks to all the year 6 pupils who helped at lunchtime calculating and tallying the points.

St John Fisher Ground Force Team

During the last couple of weeks a group of parents have worked hard to clear an over grown area on the school field. Many thanks to Carol Evans, Julie Stanley, Jo Timson, Steve Tedder and Jo Luff – well done!

Gardening Club

Thank you to Mrs Stevens, Mrs Lam, Miss McManus and our Gardening Club for their superb efforts this year. Last week our garden was judged for the ‘East Midlands in Bloom’ competition and will be judged on 8th July for the ‘Oadby and Wigston School Garden’. Please come and visit the garden!

World Cup '14 predictor update

Updated 7th July

Same top three. Different order. Poppy has now a clear lead at the top. Well done to Poppy, Aaron and Amy for correctly predicting all four of the semi-finalists...Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands and Germany. Bonus 8 points awarded.

See full leaderboard.

The race is still on with huge bonus points for the final. Loads of you have predicted a Brazil v Argentina final. Could it happen?

Good luck all.

Sports update

Updated 5th July

Sport @ SJF

The Sports page has been updated. Look in to see the vast amount of sports that we've taken part in over the year.

Interhouse Sports Day

Tag Rugby Winners - St Luke

Hi- 5 Winners - St. Luke

Football winners - St. Matthew

Rounders winners - St. John

Many thanks to all the helpers and staff who organised this action packed for the children.

KS 1 Sports Day

Well done to the 4+ and KS1 on an enjoyable sports day. Congrats to all competitors.

KS2 Sports Day

Sprint, sack races, relays, hurdles, egg and spoons etc.

World Cup '14 predictor update

Updated 2nd July

It is getting very tight at the top now. Rachel still leads but by just 1 point from Poppy who has stormed up the leader board after correctly predicting two perfect scores in the 2nd round.

Special mention too for Dan Hirst who not only predicted that Brazil would play Chile in the 2nd round but that it would also be 1-1 after extra time and Brazil would win on penalties. Watch out Paul the Octopus!


Updated 1st July

We have today been informed by Leicestershire Highways that road surface dressing will be taking place on both Shenley Road and Winslow Drive tomorrow, July 2nd. Please drive slowly and carefully when collecting your child as there will be loose chippings.

Swimming champs

Well done to the school swimming team who came first last Friday 27th June in a tri-school swimming gala. This is the fourth year in a row St John Fisher have won this gala! See sport page for photo.

World Cup '14 predictor update

Updated Friday 27th

The group games are over. So are 75% of the games. It's getting near the business end and Girl power dominate the top of the charts.

Top three so far in our predictor game

Rachel Astill           175 points

Ruth Draper           169 points

Poppy Luff              146 points

Full table

Filbert the Fox

There was a special surprise last Tuesday, the 17th, as Filbert the Fox, beloved LCFC mascot, visited St John Fisher. He gave Year 5 and 6 the thumbs up for their play 'Go for Goal' and then stood in goals as yr 1 and 2 tried to score past him.

See year 2 page and year 6 page for  pics.

Summer term

It's a very busy term with sport, fun and trips dominating. Keep up to date on the website especially the upcoming events on the right hand side and latest newsletters at the bottom of this page.

Curriculum Enrichment day – ‘World Cup’ – 11th June

Wednesday 11th June will be a non-school uniform day. Children may wear their PE kit, football shirt or house colours for the day.

Sports update

Well done to: Ella Jordan, Aaron Hill, Archie Sutcliffe and Eden Wright in Years 3 and 4 who came 5th in the Tennis Tournament at Knighton Tennis Centre. Congratulations to Archie Sutcliffe who received a trophy for showing great spirit throughout the tournament.

41 children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Area Sports at Saffron Lane on 5th June. It was one of our best athletics competitions as 27 medals were won by our team. Well done to all! Thanks to our PTA for supplying the PE shirts. Thank you to Miss Devlin for all her work to make this event so successful. We are all looking forward to our school Sports Days on 2nd and 3rd July and our Inter House Sports on 4th July.

World Cup predictor game

Can you predict the outcome of the World Cup? How good is footy knowledge?

Play your way through the competition by making predictions from every group game to the final.

£50 for the winner of this fantastically challenging competition.

£5 to enter. All proceeds go the school.

Good luck!

More details...

WC predictor letter

Wallchart (Thanks to The Age newspaper)

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.

Fund Raising

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!


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Summer Fair

Many thanks to everyone for all your support for the Summer Fair on 14th June. A huge ‘Thank you’ to Clair Vaughan and her team for their tremendous efforts towards a very successful event.

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