St John Fisher Catholic High School

Wigan, United Kingdom

Location: Wigan, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About St John Fisher Catholic High School

St John Fisher Catholic High School is a mixed, mainstream, Roman Catholic secondary school in Wigan, Lancashire. It caters for pupils aged 11 to 16 and has approximately 750 students enrolled. 

St John Fisher Catholic High School dates back to 1903, when a Catholic convent school was built. The school was founded in its current form in 1958. In 2001, it gained Specialist Arts Status. An astroturf sports pitch was recently constructed after the school received funding from the Football Association.


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Vision and values

The secondary school’s motto is "learning together as a community in Christ". St John Fisher Catholic High School upholds the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. 

Teachers strive to treat every individual with respect and to support every pupil, especially those who are vulnerable. The school teaches its students the injustices of the past in order to protect their future.

The curriculum concentrates on the core subjects of English, maths, science, RE and the humanities. Extra-curricular activities explore music, drama, dance, computer science and work-related learning. 

Ofsted report

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. A shared vision exists among all who work at St John Fisher that every child deserves to receive the education and pastoral care they need to fulfil their aspirations, desires and potential. This is characterised by the school’s ongoing review of provision to ensure it meets individual needs and the willingness of staff to ‘go the extra mile’ for any pupil."

View St John Fisher Catholic High School’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Baytree Road, Springfield, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 7RN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1942 510715