Our Mission Statement
St John Fisher School is a place where everybody is welcomed and you are not alone.
St John Fisher School is a place where we pray together.
St John Fisher School is a place where we respect and care for everyone and everything around us.
St John Fisher School sets high standards of learning and celebrates the achievements of each child.
St John Fisher School is a place where everyone is different and has importance.
As you can see from our Mission Statement it is important to us that everybody feels welcomed, cared for and is celebrated. We aim to ensure that we deliver equality of treatment and opportunity for all at our school, and act against any signs of abuse, prejudice, or discrimination, whether direct or indirect. These aims are central to our Catholic ethos, but also enable us to meet our obligations under relevant equality and discrimination legislation.
Further detail of how we do this is contained in our SEN Policy (including Accessibility plan) and our Equality Policy (both below). We welcome questions or suggestions from all members of our community, so please do email us.
Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
|Key Stage 2 Results 2016|
|Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics||58%|
|Average progress in reading||-0.6|
|Average progress in writing||-3.0|
|Average progress in mathematics||-2.8|
|Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics||10%|
|Average scaled score in reading||105|
|Average scaled score in mathematics||103|
|Average scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling||104|
|National percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics||53%|
|National average scaled score in reading||103|
|National average scaled score in mathematics||103|
|National average scaled score in grammar, punctuation and spelling||104|
School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.
Data Protection Act 1998
The school's co-ordinator for pupils with SEND is Miss O'Neill. She can be contacted via the school office.
Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL) - St Albans Plus
Our school is part of DSPL7 which covers St Albans, Harpenden and local villages.
DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community that :
• Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible.
• Widens choice for children and parents/carers
• Removes barriers to learning
• Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment
• Uses resources more effectively
A link to their website can be found below:
St Albans East Schools Partnership -
formally known as VISTA St Albans
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is part of the St Albans East Schools Partnership. Through this we access support for pupils and their families in a number of ways. A link to their services can be found below. If you would like any further information please contact Miss O'Neill, our Inclusion Coordinator.
Please see our Curriculum pages for further information and more detail can be found in the termly class letters that are circulated. More General information on the Primary National Curriculum is available from the DFE a link can be found below.