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
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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 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
This year our School Council is hoping to raise money for vegetable gardens in other parts of the world through CAFOD. We are going to collect 1p and 2p coins in a plant pot near our School Office. All donations received will go to CAFOD for their work. There will be three religious services to mark Lent this year at St John Fisher – the Lenten Penitential service, St David’s Day mass and The Stations of the Cross. All are welcome.
Lent offers a time to think and reflect on what is truly important; a time to make sacrifices; a time to reconnect; a time to prepare for Easter – the most important Christian festival. We wish you all a fruitful Lenten journey.
Statements To Live By
Over the next few weeks the children will be working together to…
‘know that everything has the capacity to reveal God’s presence and in the light of this develop effective and satisfying relationships’
Please take the opportunity to discuss with your child at home and support them as they learn about…
- I listen to what you say. I show that I am listening to you.
- I co-operate with others in work and play.
- I try to use words that make the world a better place.
- I try to appreciate the beauty and wonder in the world around me.
As you know two of our teachers are expecting babies in the summer term, Mrs Chevin and Mrs Jones, and we again congratulate them on their fantastic news.
In Year 6, Mrs Chevin’s class will be covered until Aug ’18 by Dr Cefai who has worked at St John Fisher before and indeed has taught the current Year 6. We welcome Dr Cefai back and will look forward to working with him in this important time of year for Year 6. Dr Cefai will commence teaching Year 6 on April 16th alongside Mrs Chevin until she begins her maternity leave, and from then alongside Mr Gallagher until after the SATS tests.
In Year 1, Mrs Jones will be taking her maternity leave at the end of May and the Year 1 class will then be taught solely by Mrs Moss for the weeks leading up to the end of the summer term.
For the academic year 2018-19, job advertisements will be issued shortly to continue the maternity cover of the teachers on leave.
Congratulations to all students and staff at St Paul’s Catholic secondary school, Evington on their recent successful OFSTED inspection. Many St John Fisher pupils move on to St Paul’s at the end of year 6 and it is pleasing to see how the excellent standard of education they receive continues.
St Thomas Aquinas trust new CEO
In September 2018, all Leicester and Leicestershire Catholic academies and schools will join a new trust, which is to be called St Thomas Aquinas. Following a CEO recruitment process held last week, the diocese has informed us that the CEO for the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust from 1 September 2018 will be Neil Lockyer. Mr Lockyer is currently headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester.
As we are still in the midst of Winter, I am hopeful we will not encounter bad weather, but if we do please check your email for ParentMail, our school Twitter account @StJohnFishercva, our school website or listen to Radio Leicester on 104.9 to inform you of any closures. If you haven’t yet registered for ParentMail please contact the School Office for login details.
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
- Lenten Penitential Service22Feb2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
- St David's Day Mass01Mar2018
- World Book Day01Mar2018
- Class Photographs05Mar2018
- Parents Evening05Mar2018
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