Our journey in faith starts at home. As parents you are the first and most significant educators in your child’s life. By having your child baptised you have expressed your wish to have them brought up within the Catholic faith. Working closely together, forming a partnership between parents and the school, we aspire to nurture the unique qualities of each child and allow them to flourish and grow throughout their primary years.
Christ is present in our daily lives and through living out our mission statement ‘Walking in Christ’s footsteps, opening hearts and minds’, it is more than just part of the curriculum, it is the Catholic ethos that makes St John Fisher Catholic School a special and inclusive environment where children can learn and grow, with the teachers that offer outstanding guidance and care to your children.
We aim to bring children closer to God by learning and understanding the teachings of Jesus, so that we all can lead a rich and fulfilling life, helping others and bringing ourselves closer to God.
Through our RE curriculum and Sacramental preparation we guide children on their journey of faith. Each year group follows lessons planned from the Diocesan programme ‘Learning and Growing as God’s People’. Children take part in daily collective worship and regular liturgical assemblies, as well as celebrating Mass at Church.
In Year 3 children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, the Church works closely with parents during this time to reinforce the important role of parents within God’s family during these special celebrations.
Throughout Key Stage Two, pupils are supported and encouraged to become mature and responsible global citizens of the 21st Century. In their final year of Primary School, children prepare to become adults in the eyes of the church, by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. By accepting the Holy Spirit and renewing their baptismal promises, that were previous made for them, these young adults have the understanding and knowledge within them formed by the Catholic education they have experienced.
Academic excellence for all our children is one of our goals but we also nurture those special God given gifts which make your child unique.
We know that we can only do this by working in true partnership with parents. St John Fisher is very well supported by our parish priest, Fr Bob Wright, our families and by the parish community. Together we can ensure that St John Fisher remains a very special place.
Walking in Christ’s footsteps, Opening Hearts and Minds’ reflects the ethos of our caring school.
As a community we come together as God’s children to learn the value of our faith.
We endeavour to do our best to live our lives as an example of Christ.We aim to facilitate learning of the highest standard in a safe, caring environment which offers creative and enriching experiences for all, developing enquiring minds that are excited by learning. Through our caring and encouraging approach we foster respect for each other and ourselves. We value the contributions made through our families and friends. By working together we can nurture every child,allowing them to grow and fulfil their true, God given potential. We sincerely hope each person who enters our school community will feel the spirit of Christ’s welcome, the warmth of understanding and our belief in ‘cherishing education for human growth.
To listen and respect others, their opinions and needs and become responsible citizens.
Children will have the skills and aspirations to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
We are confident in making the right choices for our own health and well-being.
Through our courtesy and consideration for others, everyone shares in a sense of responsibility to ensure that we all feel loved, safe, valued and cared for.
Each person knows that they are unique and special in God’s eyes and feel supported in the personal commitment to Christ and in continuing their journey of faith.
Christ is at the centre of all that we are and all that we do. We welcome Christ’s presence, through our prayers, in the sacraments we celebrate and in experiencing the awe and wonder of God’s world.