At St John Fisher Catholic Primary School we are committed to inspiring and developing confident, independent individuals who take ownership of their learning and are well prepared for the next stage of their education journey. We extend our curriculum in order to provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils to experience and enhance success. The message of Christ’s love is at the heart of all that we do.
Our core values:
We welcome, respect and nourish each individual as a unique creation of God.
We set high standards and celebrate the achievements of everyone.
We are passionate about developing enthusiastic, lifelong learners who relish challenge.
We develop children who are well prepared for life in modern society with confidence, resilience and tolerance.
We promote personal and spiritual growth through prayer and reflection.
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is part of the All Saints Catholic Academy Trust.
The All Saints Catholic Academy Trust (ASCAT) is a Catholic Academy Trust dedicated to serving the Catholic communities of South West Hertfordshire, encompassing the deaneries of Watford, St Alban’s and Dacorum. In line with the Diocese of Westminster’s Academy Strategy, we are in a period of expansion during which we are excited to be welcoming an increasing number of schools into our Trust family.
As a Trust we believe that each and every member of our school communities, pupils and adult alike, have been created equally in God's image, with their own unique gifts and talents. We believe it is the mission of all who work in Catholic education to play their part in realising the God-given, innate potential in all members of our communities.
Our vision of an 'Outstanding Education for All' comes from this desire to enable all members of school communities to flourish and succeed and to do all that we can to make our schools places where ambition for all is at the heart of everything that we do. We recognise that all schools will be at different stages on their journey of school improvement at the point at which they join us . Part of our vision therefore is the collaborative way in which we work together, as a Trust of schools, to support each school in its mission to realise and maintain the highest standards of education, care and support for pupils and staff.
An 'Outstanding Catholic Education for All' does not mean however that we expect all schools to be the same or that we have a 'one size fits all' vision of school development. As a Trust, we respect the individual history, traditions, ethos and local nuances of each school. The vision for our Trust is of a collaborative and supportive community of successful high-achieving schools in which the unique aspects of each school, just as of each pupil and member of staff, are valued and celebrated.
For further information please visit our website: www.ascatonline.co.uk
Some of the feedback from our parents and pupils...
"Our school is great. It's a lovely community where we can all interact with each other. The teachers always listen to our needs and help us. I love this school" Year 6 pupil
"I would recommend the school to another parent for the wonderful friendly and helpful atmosphere between parents and teachers" Year 2 parent
'There is a wonderful atmosphere and community at St John Fisher, a nurturing environment which allows the children to grow at their own pace. Most important of all, children are happy at school, love their teachers and are proud of their achievements. We couldn't ask for more than that!' Parent questionnaire during Ofsted Inspection, 2017
Long term strategic vision
The governors of the school are responsible for setting its long term strategic direction and vision. They formulate a 5 year plan, based on the views of key stakeholders and recommendations from inspections. More information about this, and the annual objectives drawn from the 5 year plan can be found in the document below.
School Development Plan
We are delighted to have 'Down the Woods' Forest school joining us in September 2021. Allowing our children to connect to the natural environment using our large pond area, playing field, wooded areas and Sherwood park wood.
Come rain or shine, the children will experience learning outside of the classroom and under the trees.