As parents and carers will know, we have been working for some time to get the St. John Fisher building that our students and our community deserves.

We are delighted to announce that Wates have been appointed by the Department for Education to construct the new SJF building on our disused City Way site. The build, funded by the DfE, will allow us to bring together our upper and lower schools onto one site, replacing the existing dilapidated facilities which are in poor condition and reaching the end of their useful life.

In addition to the leading-edge teaching and learning facilities that we will be able to offer our students, we also hope to offer community access to library and sporting facilities outside of school hours.

Before Wates submit the planning application in November, we are keen to inform our families about the proposal and invite your support and positive comments. Please visit Wates’ website – – where the proposals will be on display and comments can be submitted. You can also send comments by email to Wates Construction Ltd, together with a team of technical consultants, will be able to respond by email. The school is not allowed to see or respond to any emails about this consultation.

The website will be live from the 12th to the 26th October 2020 and we ask that any comments that you have are submitted by the 26th October.

Thursday 20th August 2020

Press Release: St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School GCSE Results 2020

St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School is thrilled to announce our 2020 GCSE examination results.

  • 14% of all grades are grades 7-9
  • 48% of all grades are grades 5-9
  • 67% of all grades are grades 4-9

These results may not have been produced in the usual way, but they are a sign of the hard work and commitment that our students have put in over their five years with us. We congratulate them and all our students on their achievements.

Headteacher Dympna Lennon said that ‘I am proud of all our Year 11 students, who have achieved some brilliant results in a very challenging year for them. These outcomes are proof of the wonderful working relationships between our excellent staff and students. I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in two years’ time when they graduate from SJF’s Sixth Form.’

Head of Year 11, Stephanie Morris, said ‘Congratulations to our Year 11 students on their results. These are testament to the resilience and determination that they have demonstrated, not only during the global pandemic, but throughout their time at SJF. It has been a pleasure to be their Head of Year.’

Many of our pupils will continue being part of SJF’s community in our sixth form, and we will empower them to achieve their dreams; others are going on to local colleges and apprenticeships. We wish all our students the best of luck in their bright futures.