Wellbeing is the foundation of ensuring each boy at his best.
At John Fisher, we focus on ensuring wellbeing is ingrained in the daily life of the school community.
We provide a preventive approach to wellbeing by instilling four cornerstones of health and wellbeing into the fabric of school life and our community. The cornerstones are Spiritual Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Mental Wellbeing and Social Wellbeing.
The spiritual dimension is of fundamental importance to our school. In addition to timetabled Religious Education lessons, each day begins with an act of collective worship. The School is fortunate in having a beautiful Chapel which allows students to participate in a range of opportunities for collective and personal worship. Masses, Benediction, Liturgies and a retreat programme are an important aspect of life at our school.
Our curriculum offer features a range of subjects and qualifications allowing students to select courses that they are engaged in and are able to achieve. These include traditional offerings Maths, Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences but also include vocational qualifications in Sport, ICT and Business. They are all lead by subject specialists who are passionate about their subjects and keen to foster a love of learning in our students.
There is a strong emphasis on cultural enrichment with activities which include Music, Drama, Art, Debating and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We encourage participation in cultural activities and students have ample opportunities for students to learn instruments and perform in a range of groups. Lessons are available in violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, a variety of brass, drums, guitar, piano and keyboard. We offer a range of day trip and residentials overseas which support the curriculum to include trips to France, Spain and Belgium. We have ski trips to Austria and the USA and tours to South Africa. There is also the World Challenge Expedition taking students further afield, such as trips to Borneo, to broaden the students’ cultural horizons.
John Fisher provides a sporting environment which caters for our diverse community through the provision of a variety of sporting activities for all students who wish to participate in sport, regardless of ability. We offer a variety of sports at all levels with teams in football, rugby, cricket, basketball, athletics and cross country.
Students of all ages have opportunities to develop their leadership skills, for example with the Student Council, prefect and head boys’ roles, Art Captains, the ‘SpeakOut’ challenge, ‘First Give’ charity forum and the digital leaders programme.