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RE Inspection

St John Fisher: Our Mission

‘Believe in the Light so that you will be children of the Light’.

John 12:36

A Child of the Light

We enable all children to be happy, confident and courageous.

We offer opportunities for prayer and reflection, allowing God’s presence to be felt in an environment that is grounded in faith, celebrating the uniqueness of every member of our school community.

A School in the Light

We create a positive learning culture with our catholic values at the centre, which challenges our children to be independent, confident learners.

We promote inclusivity for all, ensuring all of our children have the opportunity to reach their full potential in a bright and stimulating learning environment .

A Community in the Light

We encourage families and other community members to work closely with us in order to create a vibrant and successful school.

We encourage children to be considerate citizens of a global community through acts of collective worship and community events.

Early in November 2017, the Education team from the Archdiocese came into school to inspect our Religious Education provision. They spent the day observing lessons, looking at books and chatting to children and staff.  We have now received their report.  We are delighted to let you know that St John Fisher has been judge to be Outstanding in all 3 areas of the inspections: Catholic Life, Religious Education and Collective Worship.  Some comments are shown below.  If you would like a copy of the report, please ask at the school office and we will provide one for you.

  • Pupils show a deep respect for themselves and others as made in the image and likeness of God. The behaviour of pupils is exemplary at all times.   They show an ability to listen, to give thanks, to forgive and be forgiven and have a good understanding of right and wrong.   They are quick to congratulate others.
  • There is a strong sense of community at all levels, evident in the quality of relationships at all levels and the centrality of prayer to the whole community. The school is certainly a supportive and joyful community.
  • Pupils approach their lessons with great interest, and enthusiasm. Pupils enjoy challenging activities, and respond well to opportunities which extend their learning. Behaviour in lessons is outstanding because all pupils enjoy Religious Education and they are rarely off task.
  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in Religious Education is outstanding.
  • Teachers consistently plan high quality lessons linked to pupils’ current assessment so that pupils learn well. As a result of this, teaching is mainly outstanding.

Click below to see our last RE inspection report.

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