Year 7 Admissions

The John Fisher School is a voluntary aided, all-ability, Catholic school for boys. The school is conducted as a Catholic school in accordance with the Code of Canon Law promulgated by the Apostolic See and teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Governing Body, acting through its Admissions Committee, will admit 189 boys (30 of which are from the Sutton Deanery) each year at age 11 without regard to aptitude or ability. The Governors, in applying this Admissions Policy, will ensure that it conforms to the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (2005).

The John Fisher School is part of the Pan London Coordinated Admissions Scheme for secondary admissions. Applicants must complete their Home Local Authority Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to their Home Local Authority by the closing date. Sutton’s CAF is available in Sutton’s Transfer from Primary to Secondary School booklet or online at If an applicant wishes to apply for a place, The John Fisher School must be named as one of the preferences on the CAF. Applicants should also complete The John Fisher School Supplementary Information Form (to enable the Governors to apply their admission criteria), which is available from the school and from the London Borough of Sutton on their website. Without the Supplementary Information Form, the Governors can only consider the application after all those with Supplementary Information Forms have been considered.

To apply for a place at The John Fisher School, please complete the supplementary form and Parish Priest reference form and email them to

“The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. If a parent or carer attended Mass at a  certain frequency at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) with the same frequency since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.”

Secondary School application deadline for September 2021 entry was  31st October 2020.

If you have any queries please contact

Our next Open Evening event for September 2022 entry:

Thursday 9th September 2021

Supplementary Form for September  2021 Entry

Parish Priest Reference Form for September 2021 Entry

Admissions Policy for September 2021 Entry

September 2021 Entry - APPEALS

Wednesday 31st March 2021 : Deadline for parents/carers to inform the school of their intention to appeal.

Friday 30th April 2021: Deadline for parents/carers to submit their appeal in writing to the school.

Appeals are scheduled to be heard virtually at the end of  May 2021.

If you intend to appeal, you must request an Application to Appeal Form in writing, either by letter or email, from the Admissions Secretary, Mrs K Butterworth.


Address:  The John Fisher School,  Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey CR8 3YP