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,

Mary Hirst



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 2017 (Date of birth: 1st September 2012 – 31st August 2013) please obtain an ‘Expression of Interest’ form from the School Office. You must also fill in an admission form for Leicestershire by 15th January 2017; 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

Letter from Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards)

Please see the letter from Nick Gibb MP congratulating our staff and pupils for our school’s very high standard of achievement in the 2016 Phonics Screening Check.

Food Festival

Thank you to everyone who supported Year 5 for their Farmers Market on 13th October – £200 was raised. As part of this learning project Year 5 have discussed the school’s Mission Statement, a section of this says, ‘We will put our faith into action by helping the poor in the Third World.’ They have decided to spend this money through the ‘World Gifts’ with CAFOD on the following: 2 x Happy Queen Bees, 2 x Chirpy Chickens, 2 packs of fruit trees, 2 mosquito nets, 3 x 14 meals for poor families, 2 footballs and kit for a school team and 8 Vegetable Gardens. Year 5 are very pleased with their shopping list and have thoroughly enjoyed this learning project.


Many thanks to our PTA for arranging the Halloween Disco, which was a huge success!

Children In Need - Spotacular

This takes place on Friday 18th November – it will be a non-school uniform day – wear something spotty or Pudsey colours. A suggested donation of 50p each for CAFOD.

Book Fair

Everything  half price. It will be open to parents for ‘Secret Shopping’ 2.15pm – 3pm on Tuesday 22nd November. Open for everyone on Wednesday 23rd until Monday 28th November at lunchtimes – 12.30-1pm and after school – 3.15-4pm.

Sports News

Years 2, 3 and 4 football teams have taken part in a Corpus Christi Catholic Academy Trust competition at GOALS over the last few weeks. Our school football team are top of their league after 6 matches – well done! 33 children took part in the Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 cross country competition on 14th October at Knighton Park. 23 Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Sports Hall Athletics Competition on 27th October and came 1st. Well done to all who took part and to our staff who provide the sporting opportunities for St John Fisher.

Data Headlines

St John Fisher continue to have high expectations and set high standards as can be seen from our most recent data results.

Again for KS2 results, we are the  top performing school  in Oadby and Wigston when it comes to  year 6 SATS results.

Well done to all.

School inspections

Last summer,the school had positive experiences with both inspections and are proud of our pupils, staff, governors and extended school and trust family.

Here are their full findings:



Consultation on proposed 2018-19 admissions arrangements will take place 31st October - 12th December 2016 please see our admissions page


Latest Newsletters

Events Calendar

Latest School calendar Events

Reception, Yrs 1 & 2 Christmas plays 1.30pm & 6pm06Dec2016

Yr 5 Class Liturgy 9am07Dec2016

Yr 6 football team at GOALS07Dec2016

Advent Penitential Service 9am08Dec2016

Christmas Dinner08Dec2016

Calendars page(s): School calendar >>

St John Fisher 1966/7-2016/7

50th Celebrations 

Calling all Parents, Grandparents and ex pupils

Do you have any photographs, memorabilia, memories etc that you would like to share with us in preparation for our 50th Celebrations being held in June 2017?

Please contact:




Macmillan Coffee Morning/Race For Life

Many thanks to everyone for your donations last Friday for our Macmillan Coffee Morning and the ‘Race For Life’ as an amazing £706.42 was raised! Well done to Michelle Ludlow and our PTFA for all their work towards such a successful event.

Dates For Your Diary 2016/17

Look for SJF PTFA on Facebook.

Search for St John Fisher Wigston. It’s a great way of communicating with us and for being kept up to date on all events.

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