Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic High School
St John Fisher Catholic High School is the Catholic secondary school for the Peterborough area. We are relatively small with 750 students aged 11-18, and use our size as an asset to ensure that we know the students and care for them well.
We are proud of our school where a diverse range of cultures come together in a Catholic environment. All students are encouraged to develop their talents to the full and to contribute to the life of the school in a building that offers the very latest facilities.
We were delighted that an Ofsted Inspection judged us to be a Good school in every area in October 2013, and that a Diocesan Inspection in December 2013 judged us to be Outstanding in every area.
Being in the Sixth Form at St John Fisher is a vibrant and stimulating experience. We pride ourselves on knowing each student so that we can support and challenge them, encouraging them to have high aspirations which help them to be successful. We aim to develop the whole person, where each individual is able to flourish not only academically but also socially, morally and spiritually. Students leave us with self confidence and high aspirations, demonstrating respect and tolerance for others.
We firmly believe that in order to be successful in sixth form there are 5 fundamental strands that we want to develop: Communication, Organisation, Resilience, Aspiration and Leadership skills.
Students are expected to be responsible and independent in their learning and conduct. We will support each individual throughout their development of excellent learning habits (such as being organised) which are conducive to studying at University and beyond. It is for the reasons above that each student will have their own personalised programme of study to follow based on their GCSE results and personal needs, aspirations and interests.
Our school works in partnership with The King’s School and is therefore able to offer a wider selection of courses for study at A Level. This may mean that students study one of their chosen subjects there. We also work very closely with Peterborough Regional College and the City College to provide a smooth transition to other Post 16 programmes of study. We provide independent and impartial advice to all students during their time in Year 11. This is to ensure everybody has a place of education, training or employment to enter when they complete Year 11.
We offer many enrichment opportunities to develop leadership skills, focus days to encourage students to be aspirational and support to ensure that students are resilient in their studies. We offer guidance when making decision for the future and ensure that students have a clear vision of where they want to be.
Entry onto a Post 16 programme of study will depend on GCSE results and on applicants satisfying the general entry requirements of our Sixth Form.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic High School directly.