Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic High School!
We are a thriving Catholic school community serving young people in the middle of Wigan.
We believe in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by a strong faith experience and an excellent pastoral care system. We believe every child deserves to feel safe and valued and because of this, our young people flourish academically, socially and spiritually in our school.
Our mission statement, Learning Together as a Community in Christ
encapsulates everything we do.
We promote a love of learning through our quality first teaching. We are a fully inclusive community which recognises the worth of every individual and we encourage all our community to be Christ-like – being respectful, polite, kind and aspirational. Our pupils and staff are testimony to this in the way they are thoughtful, friendly and caring people.
Welcome to our website – please enjoy exploring what our school is about, finding out who we are and what we stand for.
Mrs Rigby - Headteacher
Hello Parents and Carers!
As you know, your child is part of a thriving Catholic school community serving young people in the heart of Wigan.
We believe in delivering a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by a strong faith experience and an excellent pastoral care system.
We believe your child deserves to feel safe and valued and because of this, our young people flourish academically, socially and spiritually in our school.
Our mission statement, Learning Together as a Community in Christ encapsulates everything we do. You are part of this too – embracing your child’s education and helping us support your child through their Fisher journey.
You will find interesting information and news from the following links…
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We have high expectations of our students and of our staff – people matter in our school. We expect our staff to be models of excellence and demonstrate a strong moral core and a professional work ethic. Staff are valued and supported in their pursuit of professional development. In return, we expect total commitment to our strong Catholic ethos and a relentless pursuit of aspiration for our young people – we want them to do their best and be their best.
Our school has been identified as one of fifty schools to be in the first stage of the Department for Education’s, new School Rebuilding Programme. A full new school will be built on the current site with construction commencing January 2022.
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Would you like to teach at St John Fisher?
As a school, St John Fisher Catholic High School is a partner in Wigan and West Lancashire Catholic School Direct.
We are a Lead Partner in Initial Teacher Training working with Liverpool John Moores University. Through this partnership you will be provided with high quality training which leads to the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) awarded by LJMU. The most recent OFSTED inspection for LJMU acknowledged that: “all trainees are very well prepared to teach their chosen age range and specialist subject”
You will be trained in two of our strong Catholic schools in the Liverpool Archdiocese. This will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Our schools / colleges work closely together to provide an on-going programme of Continuing Professional Development to enhance your career including the Early Career Framework.
We welcome enquiries and applications from committed graduates who wish to join us in shaping Catholic education in the future. Our mission is to nurture the whole child, to grow in faith and realise their full potential. We believe that people training with us will have the best start in their teaching careers by choosing to train within our supportive Catholic community. Teachers trained by us make a positive difference to children’s lives.
Applications are now open for 2024.
Please use this link https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training