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 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
Many thanks to you all for the wonderful support you have given to the children, staff, PTA and selected charities throughout this term. The collection at our Christmas Concerts and staff donations in lieu of Christmas cards raised £370 for Ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Thank you also for all your cards and kind wishes for Christmas.
On behalf of the Staff and Governors at St John Fisher I would like to wish you all a happy and holy Christmas and all good wishes for 2015!
Spring Term 2015
School reopens on Tuesday 6thJanuary, 2015 at 8.40am
Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of the Epiphany and the start of the Spring Term on Tuesday 6th January at 9am. All welcome!
Thank you to our PTA and all our families for a very enjoyable and successful Christmas Fair on 11th December. Our theatre visit to see ‘Cinderella’ was a great success and was fully funded by our PTA – thank you!
Well done to the 4+ for performing ‘Our First Nativity’ and Years 1 and 2 for ‘A Midwife Crisis'.A DVD of both plays will be available to purchase for £5 soon.
Thank you for the kind comments expressed in the guest book page. Click on the link below to see some photos from the shows and a review from an impressed year 6 pupil.
Nativity photos and review.
Christmas Music Concert
On Friday 19th December there will be a Christmas Music Concert at 9am. All welcome!
Many thanks to everyone who visited our Scholastic Book Fair in November which has enabled us to purchase lots of new books for our School Library.
£1092.21 was spent on books. That's a fantastic £2184.42 worth of books, as everything was half price!
Happy reading everyone!
Transport to St Paul’s Catholic School
A group of parents in Year 6 are looking at arranging transport to St Paul’s with one drop off and pick up here at St John Fisher. Mr Lockyer (Headteacher of St Paul’s) and Fr Stephan (Parish Priest at St Mary’s) are keen to help as well. If you are interested please contact Joanne McManus c/o School Office with your email address and contact telephone number.
Key information about the school
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 January 15th 2015. This form can be found at www.leics.gov.uk/admissions.
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!
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.
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!