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 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

School open 11th December

Children can be collected at any point from 2.30 p.m. to normal closing time 3.05 p.m.

Visits for Reception class 2018-19

If you have a child born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you will be looking for a place for them to start school in September 2018. You are very welcome to visit our school.

To book a visit, telephone (call 0116 2882203 between 10am and 3pm) with the following information: 

Preferred dates/times
Contact name/number

Children In Need - Spotacular

This takes place in our school on Thursday 16th November – it will be a non-school uniform day – wear something spotty or Pudsey colours. A suggested donation of £1 each for CAFOD.

Staff training day

Please note there is no school on November 17th as it is a Corpus Christi staff training day.

Book Fair

Everything will be half price. It will be open to parents for ‘Secret Shopping’ 2.15pm – 3pm on Thursday 23rd  November. Open for everyone on Wednesday 22nd  until Monday 27th November at lunchtimes – 12.30-1pm and after school – 3.15-3.45pm.

Sport news

Going to Goals for Goals

Years 2, 3, 4,5 and 6 football teams have taken part in a Corpus Christi Catholic Academy Trust competition at GOALS over the last few weeks.

Football team

After a rocky start, our school football team won two out of three matches last Thursday to move up to mid-table.

Sports Hall Athletics

Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Sports Hall Athletics Competition on 27th October and came 1st

Cross country

36 children took part in the Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 cross country competition on 14th October at Knighton Park. Lots of schools from across the city participated and there was on average a hundred in each race. The children competed fantastically and there were a host of personal bests. Special well done to Louis Crosse (2nd in the Year 3 boys race), Liberty Manning (1st in the year 4 girls race), and Zaara Ali (1st in the Year 6 girls race).

Road Safety Week

This month, on the week of the 20th to the 24th of November, the school council will be involved in promoting Road safety week throughout the school.


November is the month dedicated to remembering the dead. On All Saints' Day, Nov. 1st , Catholics honour the saints, and on All Souls' Day, Nov. 2nd, those we have lost.

In this month, we remember loved ones with connections to St John Fisher; parents, grandparents, friends, who have passed away in the last year. May they rest in peace.


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.

Homework consultation

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.


Active Kids

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.

Fruit Break

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 Newsletters

Events Calendar

Latest School calendar Events

Cross Country races as Knighton Park13Dec2017

Year 6 at Immaculate Conception Mass13Dec2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christmas KS1 Play13Dec2017

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Christmas KS1 Play13Dec2017

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christmas Concert14Dec2017

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>



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