Former Students

Sam Tomkins
Professional Rugby League Player

Sam Tomkins (born 23 March 1989) is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback or scrum-half for the Catalans Dragons in the Betfred Super League and England at international level.

He won three Super League Grand Finals with the Wigan Warriors in 2010, 2013 and 2018, as well as two Challenge Cup finals in 2011 and 2013. He previously played for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL for two seasons before return to Wigan in the Super League.

Karen Atkinson
Professional Netball Coach

Karen Helen Atkinson MBE is an English netball coach and former international netball player. Atkinson first represented England in netball in 1994, and was selected for the senior England team in 1997. During her international career, she has won bronze medals at three Commonwealth Games (1998, 2006 and 2010), as well as in the 1999 Netball World Championships. She also won silver with the England team at the 2010 World Netball Series in Liverpool.

Atkinson retired from netball in 2011 and has since coached Hertfordshire Mavericks, Loughborough Lightning and the England Fast5 team

Sean O'Loughlin
Professional Rugby League Player

Sean O'Loughlin (born 24 November 1982) is an English professional rugby league footballer who captains the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, and has also played for Great Britain and England at international level.

O'Loughlin has played his entire career to date with Wigan, whom he captained to 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2018 Super League Grand Final victories. He has also lifted the 2011 and 2013 Challenge Cup, and the 2017 World Club Challenge.

Shaun Edwards
Professional Rugby Union Coach

Shaun Edwards, OBE (born 17 October 1966) is an English rugby union coach and former rugby league footballer, who is the assistant coach for defence of France. A scrum-half or stand-off, Edwards is the most decorated player in rugby league history, with 37 winner's medals. In 2015 he was the 25th person inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame.

Owen Farrell
Professional Rugby Union Player

Owen Andrew Farrell (born 24 September 1991) is an English professional rugby union player, currently playing for Premiership Rugby side Saracens. Farrell has played international rugby for England since 2012.

His father is Andy Farrell, who played both rugby league and rugby union for England and is the current Head Coach of the Irish National Team. 

Chris Ashton
Professional Rugby Union Player

Chris Ashton is an English rugby union player, and one of the few players who have represented England in both rugby league and rugby union. Ashton currently plays as a wing for Toulon in the French Top 14. He first played as a fullback or wing for Wigan Warriors in rugby league's Super League competition, winning four caps for England in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 he signed for Northampton Saints in rugby union's Premiership before moving to Saracensin 2012 and Toulon in 2017. 

Greg Burke
Professional Rugby League Player

Greg Burke is an English rugby league footballer who plays as a prop or loose forward for the Salford Red Devils in the Betfred Super League.

He played for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, and on loan from Wigan at the Bradford Bulls and Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League and Workington Town in the Championship. Burke played for the Widnes Vikings in the top flight, and on loan from Widnes at Salford, before joining the Salford Red Devils permanently in 2019.

Bradley Dwyer
Professional Rugby League Player

Brad Dwyer (born 28 April 1993) is an English rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for the Leeds Rhinos in the Betfred Super League.

He played for the Warrington Wolves in the Super League, playing on loan from Warrington at the Swinton Lions and the London Broncos in the Kingstone Press Championship, and the Huddersfield Giants in the Super League. He has spent time on loan from Leeds at Featherstone Rovers in the Betfred Championship.

Liam Farrell
Professional Rugby League Player

Liam Farrell (born 2 July 1990) is an English rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row or loose forward for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League, and has played for the England Knights and England at international level.

Joel Tomkins
Professional Rugby League Player
Joel Tomkins is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Wigan Warriors. From 2011 to June 2014, he played rugby union at outside centre for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He is an England international rugby league representative second-row forward and has so far played his whole rugby league career at Wigan (bar a brief stint at Widnes Vikings) winning the 2010 Super League Grand Final and 2011 Challenge Cup with them.
Lewis Tierney
Professional Rugby League Player
Lewis Tierney is a Scottish international rugby league footballer who plays for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League.. He is the eldest son of former Wigan player and dual-code England rugby international Jason Robinson. Tierney made his Super League debut in June 2013, scoring a try in a 33–32 win against Widnes Vikings.
Connor Farrell
Professional Rugby League Player
Connor Farrell is a rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row or loose forward for Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship. Farrell made his Super League début for Wigan on 18 June 2014 in a 48–4 win against Widnes.
Mike Gregory
Former Professional Rugby League Player/Coach
Mike Gregory was a rugby league player and later coach; the head coach of Wigan and player for Warrington and Great Britain.
Chris Joynt
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Chris Joynt is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain international representative Prop, Second-row, and Loose forward/Lock, he played his club football with St. Helens, with whom he won numerous titles, as well as Oldham and a stint in Australia with the Newcastle Knights
Mick Cassidy
Professional Rugby League Coach
Mick Cassidy is an English former rugby league player. Cassidy is currently the fitness coach for Widnes after retiring from the game in 2008. Cassidy had a wealth experience with the dominant Wigan side of the early to mid-'90s.
Ryan Sutton
Professional Rugby League Player
Ryan Sutton is a rugby league footballer who plays for Wigan Warriors in the European Super League. Sutton made his first team debut as a substitute on 21 April 2014 in an 84–6 sweep over the Bradford Bulls
Ryan Lannon
Professional Rugby League Player
Ryan Lannon is an English professional rugby league player for Salford Red Devils of the Super League. His playing position is in the forwards.
Sean Gleeson
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Sean Gleeson is a former rugby league footballer playing at representative level for Ireland, and at club level for the Wigan Warriors, Widnes Vikings (loan), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and Salford City Reds
Paul Prescott
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Paul Prescott is a former English professional rugby league footballer for Wigan of Super League. An Ireland international representative forward, he played his entire professional career for Wigan, winning the 2010 Grand Final, the 2011 Challenge Cup and 2011 and 2012 League Leader Shields.

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404, 2020

Fisher make Face Shields for the NHS

St John Fisher pupils, the children of key workers, have made face shields for the NHS. The pupils played their part as a batch of 100 face shields were delivered to Wigan Hospital this week. Technology Technician Silvia Gonzalez and Senior Science Technician Sue Evans came up with the idea. [...]

304, 2020

Drama stars!

Well done to all those who have sent in their completed drama work over the past 2 weeks. We have received some outstanding research projects, revision resources and performance projects. Remember, if you have chosen to do some of the practical tasks, send your drama teacher a short e-mail outlining [...]

204, 2020

Language stones

Combine your creativity with your knowledge and love of languages. To create your stones, paint them and write a word in Spanish or French. Then, when you go out for a walk with your family, hide them somewhere public for others to find (don’t make them to hard to spot [...]

104, 2020

‘Poisson d’Avril’/French April Fools Day Facts

* * Chocolate fish are enjoyed in France throughout the Easter season and appear on 1 April. * Children play an April Fools Day trick by placing a paper fish on adult’s backs then running away yelling ‘Poisson d'Avril’. * The tradition is several centuries old with some saying it [...]