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 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
Remember to keep saving Sainsburys Active Kids vouchers! We have collection boxes for Sainsburys vouchers at school and at St Mary's and Immaculate Conception churches.
Deputy Head with KS2 class. Click here for more details.
A premier occasion
A sea of blue welcomed the Premier league trophy as it came to SJF on Monday 6th February. Children, and staff, were over the moon to have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the city's most famous piece of silverware. All got the chance to pose with the trophy and photos can be seen on our gallery page.
Many thanks to Callum, Megs and especially, Lisa for organising this unforgettable morning.
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.
Christmas Charity fundraising
At our Christmas Concerts and in lieu of the staff sending Christmas cards we collected for ‘Heartlink’ the charity for the Congenital Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital. £400.56 was collected, many thanks to everyone who donated
50 Year Anniversary ‘Memory Sharing’ Coffee Mornings:
Tuesday 21st February 2017 at 10.00am Monday 3rd April 2017 at 10.00am
Please come along and share your memories and memorabilia with us over a coffee and a cake. Have a chat with some of our celebrations committee; write a memory to add to our special book and look through the photographs we have so far. If you know of anyone who may be interested who has had contact with the school over the last five decades please pass the message on.
Please keep Friday 24th February in your diaries for the PTA ‘SJF’s Got Talent’ Night.
Lent 2017 – 1st March
This year our School Council is hoping to raise money for clean water in other parts of the world through CAFOD. We are going to collect 1p and 2p coins in a fish tank in the Reception area near our School Office. All donations received will go to CAFOD for their work.
World Book Day – 2nd March
We will be having a curriculum enrichment day on Thursday 2nd March, World Book Day. Children and staff can come to school dressed as a character from a book.
Red Nose Day – 24th March
Friday 24th March is ‘Red Nose Day’ and we will be using this event as part of our fundraising during Lent 2017. This will be a non-school uniform day, a donation of 50p will be gratefully received. Our School Council will also be organising events on the day, with all donations going to CAFOD.
We are delighted to inform you that our Year 2 children won the ‘Fair Play Award’ at the Corpus Christi Trust Sports day at Aylestone Leisure Centre on 24th January. Well done to everyone!
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!
As a school we are required to monitor children’s attendance regularly. Attendance figures are reported and discussed at our termly governors’ meetings. In 2015/16 our attendance figure was 96.9%, which is very good. Thank you for ensuring your child’s good attendance at school.
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2017
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. 01.09.2012 – 31.08.2013) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before 15th January 2017. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions. Please inform all interested friends and family.
Letter from Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards)
Please see the letter from Nick Gibb MP congratulating our staff and pupils for our school’s very high standard of achievement in the 2016 Phonics Screening Check.
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.
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:
Latest School calendar Events
- Life Caravan27Mar2017
- Life Caravan28Mar2017
- Penetential Service 9am All welcome30Mar2017
- Yrs 3 & 4 Easter Play 1.30pm & 6pm30Mar2017
- SJF 50 years 'Memories Coffee Morning' 10am03Apr2017
St John Fisher 1966/7-2016/7
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?
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.