The Curriculum at St John Fisher Catholic High School

Our curriculum is built on the following principles:

  • Academic excellence for students, inspiring all to achieve.

  • The education of the whole person which recognises the uniqueness of each student

  • Moral principles linked to a strong faith experience.

The St John Fisher curriculum is founded on our Catholic values of justice and equality and we learn together as a community in Christ. Our ambitious curriculum is tailored to equip ALL of our students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to become well-rounded, highly educated individuals, able to succeed and make significant contributions to the wider world. We provide a broad, sequenced curriculum that allows our young people to thrive and flourish as they are exposed to many culturally enriching opportunities both within and beyond the classroom.

As well as our ambitious and broad taught curriculum, we offer a varied and exciting extra curriculum too. At St. John Fisher, we believe that learning begins in the classroom but extends far beyond it. All pupils have opportunities to enrich their school experience, encouraging them to learn new skills and use their God-given talents. This includes a variety of clubs, trips abroad, sporting activities and performing arts shows. Visit the extra curriculum link to see the range of events this term.

Options 2022

Here is our Options booklet that contains important information about the courses on offer at KS4.

Extra Curriculum

Extra Curriculum KS3

Extra Curriculum KS4

Teaching and Learning

‘Learning Together as a Community in Christ’


Quality First Teaching and achieving Academic Excellence are key priorities at St John Fisher Catholic High School. Staff and students are expected to excel in their work and in their contributions towards building a successful learning community. Teachers have high expectations of learners, and we are proud of the positive working relationships that establishing to allow learning to take place effectively in the classroom. Staff plan engaging lessons which build on students’ prior knowledge and are sequenced to enable students to know more, remember more and do more as they progress in their learning. Retrieval practice, reading, effective questioning and powerful modelling techniques are developed regularly into lessons. 


The information and the video series highlight some of the great work being done in school, building on evidence-based research including Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction. 

Teaching and Learning - Reading

Teaching and Learning - Questioning

Teaching and Learning - Retrieval

Teaching and Learning - Modelling