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 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,

Mary Hirst



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

Farewell Mrs Stanley

Good luck, Goodbye and God bless to Mrs. Stanley.

Mrs S recieved cards from each class
Mrs S recieved cards from each class


Welcome back to school!

The first week has been completed and the children have settled in well in their new classes. We have had a very calm and purposeful start to the year. Thank you for supporting your child as they begin the new school year.

As usual we have a very busy time ahead of us this term with the main dates will be listed on the right hand side of this page shortly and further details will be sent closer to the event. There is also a list of holiday dates for the school year 2015/16 on theparents section of the website.

School Mass

The first school Mass of this year will take place on Thursday 24th September at 9am. Everyone is very welcome – please come and join us. Tea/coffee will be served after Mass.

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.

There will be an Open Afternoon on Wednesday 30th September at 1.30pm – please inform all interested friends and family.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

St John Fisher in conjunction with Michelle Ludlow will be holding a Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September from 8.50am – 10am in our School Hall. Please come along!

Staffing News

Mrs Geraldine McGlynn (Deputy Head) will be taking early retirement on 16th October. On behalf of all our children, staff and governors at SJF I would like to thank Geraldine for all her work, dedication, support and friendship over the last 14 years and wish her all the best for the future. Mr Gallagher has been appointed Acting Deputy Head and Mrs Moloney as Acting Assistant Head. Mrs Lynn Stanley (Year 2 Learning Support Assistant) will be leaving us on 25th September to work in a nursery with children up to 2 years old. I would like to thank Lynn for all her work, dedication, support and friendship over the last 9 years and wish her great success in her new role.

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


Hot off the press!

Breakfast Club

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 Newsletters

Events Calendar

Latest School calendar Events


YR 6 Cycling Proficiency05Oct2015


Governors' Finance Committee 5pm12Oct2015

YR 6 Class Liturgy 9am14Oct2015

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>



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!


Fund Raising

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!

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