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
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 2016 (Date of birth: 1st September 2011 – 31st August 2012) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2016; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
Also please check our admissions page.
Our Latest News
Everything will be half price. It will be open to parents for ‘Secret Shopping’ 2.15pm – 3pm on Tuesday 24th November. Open for everyone on Wednesday 25th until Monday 30th November at lunchtimes – 12.30-1pm and after school – 3.15-4pm.
Show me a hero
There was a fantastic array of heroes at school today, November 13th, as children and staff came dressed as their heroes. Footballers, rugby players, superheroes and 'Frozen' characters seemed especially popular. Click on the Gallery page to see images from the assembly.
Well done to all for dressing up and for the donations which will be given to the Children in Need charity.
Mrs McGlynn has returned home and continues to make a good recovery. Please keep her in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
4 Plus – Wellingtons and Socks
Mrs Foster is looking for donations of wellingtons (size 8 upwards) and pairs of socks.
Corpus Christi Catholic Academy ‘Schools Direct Teacher Training 2016/17’
If you, or someone you know, is interested in training to become a primary teacher there will be an Information Evening here at SJF on Wednesday 25th November at 6pm.
Years 2, 3 and 4 football teams have taken part in a Corpus Christi Catholic Academy Trust competition at GOALS over the last few weeks. Our school football team are top of their league after 6 matches – well done! 22 children took part in the Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 cross country competition on 9th October at Knighton Park. Cross country training has started for Years 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes with 45 children taking part! Many thanks to Mr Gallagher for all his work to enable our children to take part in a variety of sports.
There is a vacancy for a Lunchtime Supervisor from January 2016. Please contact the School Office if you are interested.
Please park with due care and attention for all of our children and our neighbours. Please do not park on the yellow zigzags outside the school gates. The Governors and parents are very concerned about parents parking across driveways and on the corner of Winslow Drive and will be monitoring this very closely.
Parents’ Reading Sessions
Please remember that parents in Years 1 and 2 are welcome to come and read with their child on Friday morning at 8.50am – 9.10am.
Thank you to everyone who supported Year 5 for their Farmers Market on 14th October – £200 was raised. As part of this learning project Year 5 have discussed the school’s Mission Statement, a section 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 CAFOD on the following: 5 x Happy Queen Bees, 2 x Drought Resistant Crops, 3 x Chirpy Chickens, 2 Goats and 4 Vegetable Gardens. Year 5 are very pleased with their shopping list and have thoroughly enjoyed this learning project.
Thank you to everyone for the fantastic Harvest Mass on 15th 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 and in all classrooms.
Food for Life Partnership
This partnership is up and running! Read our blog here!
The cross country team ran on Friday 9th October. See how they did on the Sport page.
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2016
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. 01.09.2011 – 31.08.2012) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before December 2015. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
Babies and Tots
Message from our ‘Babies and Tots’ group –
‘Are you clearing out your children’s toy boxes? St John Fisher Babies and Tots group would love to re-home any of your unwanted toys for our Wednesday morning playgroup.’
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.
Key information about the school
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.
Latest School calendar Events
- 4+ YR 1 & YR 2 Christmas Concert 1.30pm & 6pm02Dec2015
- YR 5 Class Liturgy 9am02Dec2015
- Menphys Choir at De Montfort Hall 7pm04Dec2015
- Advent Penitential Service 9am. All welcome.10Dec2015
- CHRISTMAS DINNER10Dec2015
PTFA CHRISTMAS FAYRE
THURSDAY 10th DECEMBER 2015
3.20pm – 5.30pm
WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR ANY EXTRA DONATIONS OF CHOCOLATE, WINE, EMPTY WINE BOTTLES AND GOOD QUALITY TOYS AND SOFT TOYS.
On the morning of the 10th December, we would also welcome any donations of cakes, mince pies and refreshments.
If you are able to help on the day, either setting up in the afternoon or standing on a stall, please contact Julie Stanley or any member of the PTFA.
Thanking you in advance,
The PTFA Team
Everyone is invited to attend the AGM of our PTA on Wednesday 23rd September at 7pm. Please come along and join us!
Many thanks to everyone for coming and supporting the Summer Fair on Saturday 20th June. A huge thank you also to Julie Stanley and our PTA for all their work on behalf of all the children at SJF. A fantastic amount of £2,700 was raised – thank you and well done to everyone!
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!