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National Holocaust Memorial event

Our Performing Arts Department was selected to represent Wigan at the National Holocaust Memorial event today. They performed Drama, Dance and Music at the event held in Wigan town centre. As always our pupils performed wonderfully with maturity and passion.

Young writers wanted!

If you know any talented young writers in Years 9, 10 and 11 who live near Wigan and love to write - then please contact The group is all about enjoying writing, talking about ideas and getting your work heard.

Rabbit found!

We have found a pet rabbit on the school premises today, our staff in the science department are kindly keeping the rabbit calm and safe. Please contact the school office if you have lost your pet. Thank you

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 [...]

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