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
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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 2015 (Date of birth: 1st September 2010 – 31st August 2011) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2; you can apply on-line at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
Also please check our admissions page.
Our Latest News
The first school Mass of this year will take place on Thursday 25th September at 9am. Everyone is very welcome. Tea/coffee will be served after Mass.
Admissions applications for Autumn Term 2015
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 2015 (d.o.b. 01.09.2010 – 31.08.2011) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. There is also a requirement to fill in an LA form before December 2013. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
There will be an Open Afternoon on Wednesday 1st October at 1.30pm – please inform all interested friends and family.
We have made changes to our curriculum in line with the new national curriculum for September 2014. Every class is studying a ‘Learning Project’ based approach with 6 projects for the year, with each Learning Project starting with a memorable experience. We will be changing the way homework will be set and moving away from Learning Logs. The children will have a choice of tasks to be completed by the end of each project. Lexia and Mathletics continue to be available on-line throughout the year. Parent Planners for each class will be sent out next week.
Babies and Tots
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!
Our School Garden was voted ‘Best School Garden’ in Oadby and Wigston in Bloom Competition. Gardening Club member will be attending a winners’ prize giving evening at the end of September to receive their award. Well done and thank you to Mrs Stevens, Mrs Lam, Miss McManus, Gardening Club and all the parents who have helped us throughout the year.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
St John Fisher in conjunction with Michelle Ludlow will be holding a Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September from 8.50am – 10am in our School Hall. Please come along!
Flu Vaccination Programme
The Childhood Flu Vaccination Team will visit on Tuesday 7th October. On 8th September you will receive the consent paperwork for your child and this should be returned by 17th September.
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.
Please note that children can only change to packed lunch or school dinner on Monday each week.
World Cup Predictor Results
After a great World Cup, the results of the first SJF WC predictor game are in.
1st Henry Z 271 points
Great predicting in the knockout stages and was one of only two entrants ( Other Aaron Hill 5th) who correctly stated that Germany would win the world cup. The bonus 25 points for that catapulted Henry from 4th to 1st over the weekend.
2nd Poppy L 267 points
A valiant effort from Poppy who has been there or there abouts from the start of the tournament. Pipped at the post.
3rd Jacob H 266 points
Jacob flew up the table last week after correctly predicting the exact semi-final, 3rd/4th place match and final line-ups. Would have won if either Brazil or Argentina had won their matches on Saturday and Sunday.
Prizes will be given out when we are back in school in Autumn.
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.
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!
Latest School calendar Events
- TERMLY GOVERNORS' MEETING 5.15pm24Sep2014
- FIRST COMMUNION CLASS BEGINS 6.15pm (St Mary's)25Sep2014
- MASS FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR 9am ALL WELCOME25Sep2014
- MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 8.50am - 10am26Sep2014
- OPEN AFTERNOON 1.30pm01Oct2014
Everyone is invited to attend the AGM of our PTA on Wednesday 17th September at 7.30pm. Please come along and join us!