‘Follow me, I will make you fishers of men’

At Saint John Fisher we grow as one grateful family, in knowledge, friendship, faith and love.

With our virtues, we have a clear idea of how to achieve our mission statement.

They are: love, love of learning, gratitude and holiness.

Our children learn how to put these into practice in the service of themselves, the Church and society. As a Catholic school family, we desire to follow the teachings of the Gospel revealed through the Church. We look to scripture for revelation from God, which will guide us in the way he wants us to live. In the Gospels and Church tradition, we find the person of Jesus, through his teachings and interactions with people, showing us the way to live our lives.

As a Catholic school family, we know the importance of developing a virtuous life. The Catechism describes a virtue as “an interior disposition, a positive habit, a passion that has been placed at the service of the good.” Cardinal Vincent, Archbishop of Westminster, in an address to Head teachers a number of years ago reminded everyone that, “ ..That’s what virtue is. It’s those habits of mind and action which genuinely serve the common good….Schools are the places where such virtue is generated or where it is neglected.”

Jesus teaches of love for all, to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’; in the new commandment Jesus instructs the Apostles to ‘love one another as I have loved you’ and to make that love know to all: ‘Go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News.’

This the core work of our school – St John Fisher CVA.

‘Follow me, I will make you fishers of men’