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,
Mr. A. Gallagher
Welcome to our school
This trailer was produced by Elizabeth, Holly and Erica.
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
Macmillan Coffee morning
A fantastic £590 raised for a great cause. Well done everybody.
Name the dog - Mrs Moloney chose the name Rufis which was picked by Brendan.
Sweets in the jar - 169 - Closest to that was Yayra
Parental Homework consultation
Headteacher letter to parents
Click here for Mr Gallagher's first letter to parents of St John Fisher.
After School clubs
Click here for the after school clubs letter.
St John Fisher will launching a consultation with parents shortly regarding homework. This is always an issue where there are different views from ‘No homework at all’ to ‘Not enough homework’. Through this consultation, we hope we can find a consensus in which we can work mutually together.
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2018
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 2018 (d.o.b. 01.09.2013 – 31.08.2014) please obtain ask in the Office for an admission pack.
There is also a requirement to fill in an Leicestershire County form or Leicester City form before 15th January 2018. These forms can be found here for county residents and here for city residents. Please inform all interested friends and family.
If you are expressing a preference for a place for your child at a St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy wish to apply under the faith criteria you should complete this Supplementary Form and send or hand into the office reception.
For more information, visit our Admissions page.
Recognition of excellent results
Following the recent meeting of the Standards Committee for the Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service (NRCDES), the validated data for St John Fisher was reviewed and your school has been recognised as one where pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
See full letter here.
Parents’ evenings are important events and offer parents the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress in school. An appointment sheet will be issued to your child at least a week before the meeting takes place and your child will be asked to agree a time for your appointment with members of staff.
In the past the busiest times for Parents’ evenings has been around school collection time and the first parent evening late slots therefore we have adjusted our Parent Evening timetable to suit this demand.
If parents are unable to attend a parents’ evening, it is strongly advised that they contact their child’s teacher so that another meeting can be arranged or a progress report written.
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.
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
- School re-opens23Oct2017
8:40 am - 9:40 am
- Year 4 Football Goals24Oct2017
1:00 am - 2:15 pm
- Individual Photographs24Oct2017
- School Football Match at Aylestone26Oct2017
- PTA Halloween Disco27Oct2017
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.