Our intent

At St. John Fisher, we believe in the value of sport. P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum, we have numerous school sports clubs such as Tennis, football, athletics, Gaelic football, Gymnastics, dance and netball. We have sports days for KS1 and KS2, and an interhouse sports between our houses in team sports.

It is important that children have some physical activity each day. All of our classes have two sessions of P.E. each week. We follow the Val Sabin programme for PE and cover all areas of the PE national curriculum. All KS2 children get the opportunity to swim each term too.

There is a wide selection of extracurricular clubs for children to take part in. Class teachers and outside agencies provide a variety of afterschool sessions targeting different age groups throughout the school. We are commited to entering external competitions whenever possible and love the opportunity to report back to the rest of SJF during our ‘Good Work Assembly’ every Friday.

Scroll down or follow us on Twitter @StJohnFisherCVA for all our latest sports news, past acheivements and updates!

Sports hall Athletics – County Finals!

Well done to our team who entered the Sports hall Athletics competition. All pupils worked really hard and as a result we have been entered into the next stage – The County Finals!!

This will be taking place on Thursday 24th March – we will let you know how we get on!  We wish the team the best of luck!

Cross Country – Manor High School

We are off to a flying start this year with children from KS2 taking part in their first Cross Country event of the year at Manor High School on Thursday 16th September. Well done to everyone for taking part. Our Cross Country events have been happening throughout this year. SJF have a really strong team across key stage two with lots of top 5 results – well done to all involved – keep going!

Young Leaders

The Year 5 and 6 pupils have been working really hard on their leadership skills and have all just been awarded their Young Leaders certificates. Well done to everyone – we look forward to seeing all of the great activities you have planned for lunchtimes.

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Virtual and Digital games

Already this term as a school we have taken part in quite a few challenges. The Yr6’s have completed their Bike-ability course and all did really well.

To try to encourage people to walk, scoot or ride to school we took part in the National campaign – Bike to school week ran by Bike-ability.

It was lovely to see so many children coming to school on their bikes or walking and many have continued to do so.

Virtual and Digital Games

Due to current circumstances we are not able to take part in the usual competitions so we are participating in school led competitions virtually through SSPAN.

So far we have completed the 5K combined team event in KS2 and a Keepy – Uppie challenge across the school.

Congratulations to the Year 5 team (A) who came first in their age group across Leicester City. Most of the groups had 44 teams competing so everyone did a fantastic job – well done.

During lock-down we kept busy with a weekly Fitness Challenge to set ourselves a personal target to beat every week

More events to follow – Basketball- May

Cross Country – June

Virtual 5k Challenge

TeamYear groupTime
A –YR418.23 12th
B –YR419.23 17th
CYR420.58 22nd
AYr515.10 1st
BYr517.38 9th
C -Yr518.58 20th
A –Yr318.51 9th
B –Yr318.55 10th
C –Yr321.01 14th

Football Challenge 4 – Filbert’s surprise challenge!

The children have been doing tik tok’s and toe taps – hoe many could you do in 20 seconds? Results to follow.

Primary virtual Games Competition – Pentathlon

We have been very busy taking part in the Pentathlon over the last few weeks. This has involved standing long jump, vertical jump, push passes, speed bouncing and shuttle runs. Results to follow shortly. Keep up the hard work everyone!


At St John Fisher we normally have some very hard working, dedicated pupils who facilitate and run sports competitions and games during play-times and lunchtimes. Even when it’s pouring with rain our sports crew still manage to keep children active inside with great games and activities. In our gallery below you will see some eof the activities that we have organised so far.

On the 27th October, some of our Year 5’s and 6’s took part in the Sportshall Athletics and came FIRST! As a result, are now invited to take part in the Leicestershire and Rutland Level 3 Finals on the 1st December. We even won the ‘Spirit of the Games’ award for our ‘excellent sportsmanship, determination and passion’ at the events. Well done SJF!!!

Year 1 are very lucky to be having ‘balanceability’ sessions with Ms. Pinel from St. Paul’s. They are working on improving their balance and co-ordination and even learning ride a two wheel bike! As you can see from the photographs the children love these sessions. Thank you Ms. Pinel!