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  • Attendance Matters! 16 February 2017 - Most children should routinely have attendance rates of 97% or more. This is the equivalent of 6 days absence per year. But 100% is achieved by many pupils at St John Fisher, 70 of them last year up from 57 in the previous year! Research (by the Department for Education) has shown that 17 days […]
  • Career Ready! 16 February 2017 - On Tuesday 14th February was the day that we had our annual Icebreaker session for the Career Ready students. This is when our volunteer mentors came into school to meet up with our Career Ready students. The volunteers come from all sorts of backgrounds and this year we had people from Leeds Building Society, Locala, Flexitallic, […]
  • Bernard Higgins – RIP 13 February 2017 - Bernard Higgins RIP Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bernard Higgins who taught at the school for very many years.  His subject was mathematics and he was also a year head for many years.  We understand that his funeral mass will take place at St Paulinus church next Monday, 20th February at […]
  • Speed Dating Success for St John Fisher Students! 27 January 2017 - Local NHS community healthcare provider, Locala Community Partnerships CIC, invited Health and Social Care GCSE students from St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Dewsbury to take part in a ‘speed dating’ session with healthcare professionals. Around 30 pupils aged 15-16 years attended the Dewsbury event, to find out more about healthcare professions. Practitioners ranging from […]
  • Unto Us A Child Is Born 14 December 2016 - Our Advent charity focus this year has been on Children.  As usual we started with our annual shoebox appeal which was hugely successful.  We then turned our attention to the Gianna Project, a Catholic Care scheme which collects and distributes baby items to family across the Diocese. Once again our St. John Fisher community pulled out […]

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