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.
Mr. A. Gallagher
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 2018 (Date of birth: 1st September 2013 – 31st August 2014) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by January 2018; 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
Well done to our amazing dance team who beat off stiff competition to become Leicester City dance Champions for 2018. They amazed the whole school with the preview performance, and did the same later that day at St Pauls’ secondary school impressing the judges with their display. A massive thank you to Mrs Chevin who over the past 4 weeks during lunchtimes choreographed the girls in their splendid routine.
The school football team are currently 3rd in their division. On Thursday 15th, they had a 100% win rate in their 4 matches to climb up the table.
Year 3 & 4 have been having rugby coaching from the Leicester Tigers coaches. A competition which was due to be played tomorrow, Friday 2nd, has been cancelled due to the unpredictability of the weather.
Cross-country club continues despite the weather and the turn out has been fantastic during their lunch-time as they compete to get chosen for the cross country team
who are in a competition next Friday 9th March. Thank you to Mrs Gallagher for her guest spot coaching the children.
Well done to our gymnastics team for bringing back bronze from their recent competition. Many thanks to the staff who help organise and train our children and for giving them such wonderful opportunities and experiences.
Please check Twitter for pictures of these teams.
This term’s Parents' Evenings will be on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March. RE books, Learning Projects, Skills books and Maths books will be available to see at your parent evening appointment. There will also be a lost property table in the hall to see if any uniform or kit belongs to your child.
Years 3 & 4 play – Thursday 15th March
Our children in Years 3 and 4 are rehearsing for this year’s Easter play performance of ‘Aesop’s Fables’. Performances will be on Thursday 15th March at 1.30pm and 6pm.
As you know two of our teachers are expecting babies in the summer term, Mrs Chevin and Mrs Jones, and we again congratulate them on their fantastic news.
In Year 6, Mrs Chevin’s class will be covered until Aug ’18 by Dr Cefai who has worked at St John Fisher before and indeed has taught the current Year 6. We welcome Dr Cefai back and will look forward to working with him in this important time of year for Year 6. Dr Cefai will commence teaching Year 6 on April 16th alongside Mrs Chevin until she begins her maternity leave, and from then alongside Mr Gallagher until after the SATS tests.
In Year 1, Mrs Jones will be taking her maternity leave at the end of May and the Year 1 class will then be taught solely by Mrs Moss for the weeks leading up to the end of the summer term.
For the academic year 2018-19, job advertisements will be issued shortly to continue the maternity cover of the teachers on leave.
Congratulations to all students and staff at St Paul’s Catholic secondary school, Evington on their recent successful OFSTED inspection. Many St John Fisher pupils move on to St Paul’s at the end of year 6 and it is pleasing to see how the excellent standard of education they receive continues.
St Thomas Aquinas trust new CEO
In September 2018, all Leicester and Leicestershire Catholic academies and schools will join a new trust, which is to be called St Thomas Aquinas. Following a CEO recruitment process held last week, the diocese has informed us that the CEO for the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust from 1 September 2018 will be Neil Lockyer. Mr Lockyer is currently headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester.
As we are still in the midst of Winter, I am hopeful we will not encounter bad weather, but if we do please check your email for ParentMail, our school Twitter account @StJohnFishercva, our school website or listen to Radio Leicester on 104.9 to inform you of any closures. If you haven’t yet registered for ParentMail please contact the School Office for login details.
First Aid wristbands
As a new safety precaution for all of our children we have introduced a neon observation wristband. This is for the children who have acquired a minor injury which needed first aid treatment however they are well enough to remain in school. The purpose of wearing a neon band is for all adults to recognise that the child needs monitoring and will need to wear the wristband for 48 hours.
During Fruit Break 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.
School Games Gold Award
We have been awarded Gold for School Sports for the PE we teach at school and all the different team sports we take part in at St John Fisher. Well done to all our children and staff!
Latest School calendar Events
- Football Match at Aylestone26Apr2018
- Year 3 Top Link at St Paul's26Apr2018
- Tag Rugby Competition27Apr2018
- Bank Holiday - School Closed07May2018
- Year 4 Top Link at St Paul's10May2018
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