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SJF new photoSt. John Fisher School is the Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic School that serves the Parishes of English Martyrs, Alvaston and St. Ralph Sherwin, Chellaston.

Although St. John Fisher has seen many changes since it began as two classrooms in the Convent of Mercy in January 1953, the Gospel values on which it was founded remain unchanged.  The Catholic Faith remains central to the life of St. John Fisher School.  Our guiding aim is to develop a personal knowledge of Jesus Christ and a deep understanding of the values and the practice of the Catholic Church.

An essential aspect of the strong Catholic ethos on which our school is founded is that we share the Church’s few that: Parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. 

To this end we strive to develop open, co-operative and positive relationships between the home and the school with Parents and Carers becoming active partners in their children’s education.  Through our relationship with our children, our parents and with one another we aim to show the children how to bring God into their daily lives so that their faith is not merely something to be learned but a life to be lived.

We aim to provide a school environment which is at once happy, caring and secure, yet at the same time one which challenges the children to step out of their ‘comfort zone’, strive for excellence and make the most of their unique God given talents.

St. John Fisher school is organised into single aged classes that cross 3 educational stages.

The Reception year is part of the Foundation Stage. Year 1 and 2 form Key Stage 1.

Years 3,4,5 and 6 form Key Stage 2. There are approximately 228 children in the school.