This year’s Desktop Background Challenge goes to Mina Flanagan 8I.  Well done Mina!

We had some fantastic entries this year and thank you to everyone who took part in the competition.  We’ll change the background ready for September.

Runner Up – Kacper Lubisz.


Prison me! No Way!

A national educational charity “Prison Me! No Way!” staff visited St. John Fisher’s and aimed to raise awareness among the students about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime. Pupils in the school were given workshops on anti-social behaviour, cell van, child exploitation, online protection and insight on offender’s behaviour. A fully furnished prison cell was on display in a Luton Box van to exhibit conditions of a real cell.

The services of this charity helped the young people to factually see the consequences of any anti-social and criminal behaviour.

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El Mundo Hispano – Los Mexicanos, WINNERS!


Los Mexicanos, our team of six, year 8 students, has been competing in the El Mundo Hispano competition run by Routes Into Languages and York University for the past eight weeks.

During the competition, teams had to complete a variety of research tasks based on Spanish-speaking countries, answering questions in Spanish, and a weekly creative task. Los Mexicanos, comprised of Brendan, Caitlin, Joshua, Kieran, Matthew and Michael, won two categories – Best Nazca Story and Best Group Photo, and were presented with trophies at a prize-giving and languages taster event at York University on Thursday 2nd July.

Congratulations to the whole team, who have continued a winning streak for languages students at St. John Fisher this year!

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Year 7 – Boreatton Park

Year 7 adventure to Boreatton Activity Centre, Shropshire was very exciting. Activities included Quad Biking, Giant Swing, Challenge Course, Abseiling, Archery, Raft Building, Kayaking and climbing walls.

The trip gave pupils a chance to get to know each other outside the classroom and to challenge themselves by going out of their comfort zone. Over the course of the trip pupils surprised themselves with their bravery; climbing higher than they ever thought and pushing themselves in a range of different feats.

The trip also showed how supportive of each other the pupils at St John Fisher can be with screams and shouts of encouragement and congratulations throughout.  A great time and big congratulations to all the pupils who took part.

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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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