Welcome to the John Fisher School, a leading Catholic Boys’ School in England.

The John Fisher School is a successful Catholic comprehensive school which has been serving the local community since 1929. The school has a long history of academic success, cultural and sporting excellence in the spirit of St. John Fisher, which continues today. Our aim is that every student will progress to a high performing university or career of choice.

We are inspired by former students such as Professor Sir David Lane (world renowned cancer scientist) and Professor Tony Purnell (Jaguar, Red Bull Racing, Head of Technical Development at British Cycling) from the world of Science and Technology. For our future actors, artists and sportsmen, they can be encouraged by the achievements of Bill Nighy (Actor), Diarmuid Byron O'Connor (Sculptor), Paul Sackey (England Rugby) and Martyn Rooney (GB Athletics Captain) who all attended John Fisher. Other role models and former students include Stefano Hatfield (journalist), Jack Scarisbrick (Tudor Historian) and Gilles Peterson (DT, record collector & record label owner). Other notable alumni can be found in the community section of our website.

All our students enjoy attending and feel a strong sense of belonging at the John Fisher School; they leave us as well qualified, grounded and rounded young men.


Acceptance, Service, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Enjoyment and Selflessness are at the core of everything students, staff and parents/carers do. We insist upon a commitment to our Christian and shared values as we believe that these values will be the keys that unlock the God-given potential of every individual.

The John Fisher School is a highly aspirational school and is not for the faint-hearted. We believe in ‘High Expectations’, ‘No Excuses’ and ‘No Islands’, these guide our actions, underpinning all we do. We expect high standards from our staff and students, and believe that through developing the character trait of ‘perseverance’ we can all achieve beyond our expectations. To this end we adopt an unequivocal stance in implementing our standards and expect parents/carers will work with us to secure the best possible outcomes for their children. Being uncompromising around our Christian and shared values ensures that we can continue to take pride in the John Fisher School being held in such high regard but without getting complacent.

Mr P E McCullagh

The John Fisher School: Aspiring for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence


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- Open Evening: Thursday 8th September 2022 4pm-7.30pm (last entry at 6.45pm)
Headteacher talks at 4.15pm and 5.45pm: No booking is required
- Open Morning: Monday 3rd October 2022 from 9.30am - 10.30am: No booking is required.
Deadline for applications: 4pm on Monday 31st October 2022.

If your child is currently in year 6 and you are applying for a place in Year 7 September 2023  and require further information please click here  

September 2021 admissions

A 'virtual' open evening will take place on Thursday 10th September 2020. This will be  available for year 6 students, parents and carers only.  The School will run 4 live zoom presentations on this evening at the following times: 





There are a maximum of 100 spaces per session. To book your place, email with your 1st and 2nd preference of time. If your preferred slot is full you will be offered your reserve session. You will be contacted  a few days prior to the event with the necessary Zoom login details.  There are limited spaces on each session, therefore we will operate a first come first served basis. We request you join your allocated Zoom presentation using only  one device per household  to ensure fair access to the evening for all of our prospective families. 

We kindly ask any parents/carers that have children in year 5 to not book for these events, spaces are limited and it is essential that all Year 6 families get a chance to attend. 

Our  Admissions Policy, Supplementary Information  Form ( SIF) and Parish Priest Reference for applications for 2021 are available to download.  As we have to limit the number of visitors to the school please note these can no longer be collected from the school, unless pre-arranged.

Secondary School application deadline is  30th October 2020

If you require information about an In year Admissions please click here