St John Fisher a ‘Good’ School!

As parents and carers are aware, on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May, the school received an Ofsted inspection visit.

The report of the inspection has now been published and we are delighted to say that we have been judged to be a ‘Good’ School across all areas.

Leadership and management was praised as ‘The Headteacher, ably supported by her leadership team, has ensured that standards across the school have improved since the last inspection.’ In addition, governors ‘are knowledgeable about the school and they ensure that leaders are held to account.’

Teaching, learning and assessment was described as ‘strong’, with the report noting that ‘Teachers plan well so that activities meet the needs of pupils.’ Pupils were judged to receive a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’.

Our pupils also came in for praise, with the inspectors noting that ‘Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They have positive attitudes to their lessons and are keen to learn.’

Finally, in the sixth form, teaching was also described as ‘strong’ with the curriculum preparing students for ‘appropriately ambitious destinations.’

The full report can be read online at

We are thrilled with the outcome of this report, as it is proof of the significant improvements made in the school since our last Ofsted in March 2017. Headteacher Mrs. Lennon said ‘I am so proud of every member of our school community who work together so well every day. I have the highest expectations and this report demonstrates the excellent progress we have made in the last two years. We look forward with excitement to the next steps for SJF, including our new build.’

The outcome of this inspection would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone in our school – both staff and students – as well as that of the families and community we are privileged to work with. We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone who has supported and helped us to improve since the last inspection.


The Official government Ofsted inspection page providing additional historical reports for the school are available by clicking here.


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