Year 9 – Ardeche and Mimosa Trip

The trip to the sites of Ardeche and Mimosa, in the South of France  was a fantastic experience. The trip spanning over 9 days saw our pupils descend the Ardeche River over 3 days, visit the Orgnac Caves, the towns of Valon and Cap Dage and an action packed schedule of water sports at the Mimosa site. The trip is designed to challenge pupils, provide new experiences, sample different cultures and allow the year group to bond.

The pupils were a credit to the school and did us proud in their conduct and the enthusiasm they brought. Well done Year 9.

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Sixth Form- HE Information Evening

Higher education Information evening was held for students and parents of our school sixth form on Tuesday 23rd June. This helped to guide students towards their future subject and career choices. Representatives from Huddersfield and Leeds Trinity University guided students and parents through the university application process, student finance and student life.

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AS/A Level Textiles Display

The AS/A Level students have put on a wonderful display of work for their end of year show. Much of the work was extremely detailed and an inspiration to younger pupils.

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Ofsted Parent View

The school needs your help and support.

At the last Ofsted inspection, the school was judged to be good.  A very important part of the Inspection process is the collection of the views of parents regarding how well the school is serving your child.  Ofsted are also keen to monitor this on an ongoing basis.  I need to ask you to support the school by filling in the online questionnaire.  The questions are the same as you have become used to filling in at parents evenings and the process will support the lengthier questionnaire that you complete on an annual basis.

To complete the short questionnaire at  you simply need an email address and a password to register.  Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to choose answers to 12 short questions about the school, such as how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.

Inspectors will consider parents’ views alongside other evidence when forming a judgement about our school.  It is also useful for us because it gives valuable information about what you think of the school and helps us to improve.

If you do not have a computer, an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please ask the school to help.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Higgins


National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee

Four year 7 students attended the Regional Final of the National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee at the University of Hull, in which they had one minute to translate and spell as many words as possible, using the French alphabet. Well done to all four students who took part. We’re very proud of you here at St. John Fisher!

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Year 10 GCSE Science Revision Website

The GCSE science revision website is available to everyone in year 10 ready for their GCSE mock revision.

It can be find in your learning portfolio under science, by clicking here or following this QR code
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Instructions and examples can also be found on the science website.

You will be able to find lots of useful resources such as flash cards, revision mind maps, exam style questions and answers and links to other resources.

Don’t also forget to use IamLearning by logging in to the school website above and going to “my revision”, you are studying the AQA specification.

All the best for your mocks!

Mr. Fairclough.

New Career Planner tool now available!

Students can access the career planner tool to help research options in Year 11, Year 12 or Yr 13.  It offers easy to use links to apprenticeships, help with university applications and CV writing, and job hunting. It’s a one stop shop whatever your career plans.

Students need to register by choosing a username and password – it is advisable that you use your first and surname in lowercase as your username,  e.g. ‘adamsmith’ as we can change your password but can’t access your username if you forget it!

Yr 12s will be using this to build their personal statements and enable tutors to give feedback through the system.

For more information, please see Mrs Fleetwood.


Click on the image below to start using the tool, before you sign up or log in, you need to enter the school’s centre number which is 37445.



GCSE Revision Website

Just a reminder for all Year 11 GCSE Science Students that the revision site can be found here

Here you can find past papers, mark schemes, specifications and other general revision notes, mind maps, apps and links.

Please remember to use this as part of your 40 Hour Easter Challenge as it is a valuable form of revision but also don’t forget to use your revision guides.