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Edge Hill University – event for Parents and Carers

Throughout the year, Edge Hill Univeristy hosts events on-campus which are designed to provide information and guidance to parents and carers of students (from Year 9 to 13) who are considering university as an option in their future. These events provide attendees with an overview of Higher Education and the benefits of attending, as well as a range of workshops on topics such as Applying to HE, Student Support in HE, Student Finance, and a Student Life session with some of our current university students. The event is free to [...]

Become a teacher!

Are you looking to train to be a teacher? Applications are now open. Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct is a teacher training programme for local schools which provides ‘on the job’ training. For courses, helpful tips and information on how to apply go to

First Mass of 2020

Thank you to Fr Giorgio for coming to celebrate the first school Mass of 2020. Celebrating Mass together is an integral part of life at SJF and it was wonderful to see so many pupils and staff present. Our next Mass is on Friday 7 February at 1.10pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Two new teachers at St John Fisher

St John Fisher is delighted to announce the additions of two new teachers who have started this term. Mr Robson is the new Numeracy Co-ordinator and Teacher of Mathematics. He studied at the University of York for his degree in Mathematics and his PGCE. Mr Robson joined St John Fisher from Trinity Academy in Doncaster where he spent 10 years, and he has moved to be near his wife’s family, who are from Wigan. Mr Robson said: “I didn’t know what I wanted to be until I volunteered at a [...]

Christmas Jumper Day!

: start Thank you to all staff and pupils for their donations for Christmas Jumper Day. We are still counting up the total, but nearly £400 has been raised for our chosen charities - Save the Children and the NSPCC. The students were in great spirit donning their Christmas attire and even therapy dog Arlo had his festive jumper on to celebrate the end of 2019. Everyone at St John Fisher would like to wish all our students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in [...]

Calendars on sale for Dianne Oxberry Trust

Our former Religious Studies teacher Mrs Hensey-Reynard is a keen photographer and regularly took photographs which appeared on BBC North West Tonight. Weather Presenter Dianne Oxberry had a 'Weather Watchers' section and Jean's photos of the area were shown under the name 'Jean's Jewels.' Mrs Hensey-Reynard discovered she had breast cancer and met Dianne, who told her to keep taking and sending in her photographs to help her recovery. Unfortunately Dianne died of ovarian cancer last year and, in tribute to her, Mrs Hensey-Reynard has put together a calendar of [...]

End of term reports

All pupils have been issued with their end of term reports today. Please check their school bags! Included in the envelope with the report is a letter from each Head of Year which has a reply slip. We would be grateful if you could return this tomorrow. Please make any comments on the reverse of the slip, we would particularly like to hear your feedback on the new style of Interim report. Thank you for your help in this.

Pupil Survey

My teachers encourage me to do my best and make progress.
The school encourages me to bring a positive attitude to my learning.
The school teaches me how to stay safe online.
I understand the different types of bullying.
I usually feel safe when I am at school.
I am well looked after at school.
The school teaches its pupils the difference between what is right and what is wrong.
My teachers tell me when they are happy with my work and when I have done well.