As the Headteacher of Fisher More, I warmly welcome you to this website, which I hope you will find very useful and full of important information.
I am extremely proud and privileged to be the Headteacher of our very special Catholic school. The Fisher More family is made up of amazing staff who work tirelessly for your children so that they can ‘let all their bright colours shine’; this is right at the heart of our Mission. The staff and governors work together, often behind the scenes, to make Fisher More the exceptional place that it is.
There is one simple reason why Fisher More is ‘special’. This is down to the fantastic relationships that exist between staff and pupils, built on mutual respect. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships where we all work together to form a loving and caring community, the Fisher More family.
By continuing to all work together, we will achieve our vision of becoming outstanding in all that we do. In doing this, we will ensure your child reaches their full potential and will always be able to ‘let their bright colours shine’.
ACADEMIC, PASTORAL, PRAYER AND WORSHIP
The Catholic Life of our School
At Ss John Fisher and Thomas More we believe that education is based on the principle that the human and the divine are inseparable. We believe that academic and pastoral work, prayer and worship, all aim to prepare young people for their life as Christians in the community.
We encourage our students and staff to demonstrate their commitment to their faith in their daily lives: to offer support and friendship to those in need; to be respectful of each other’s feelings; to take an active part in meaningful collective worship.
RESILIENT IN BODY AND MIND
Sports and Physical Education
At Saints John Fisher and Thomas More, the PE department aim to inspire children to always do their best, to set their goals high, to explore new capabilities and to grow in confidence. ‘ Sport for all’ is what we strive to achieve at Saints John Fisher and Thomas More.
We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, whilst embedding values such as fairness and respect.
ACADEMIC, PASTORAL, PRAYER AND WORSHIP
The curriculum at Fisher More is divided into Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and Key stage 4 (Years 10 -11) and aims to prepare all our students for further education, employment and/or training as well as being fully prepared to make a contribution as citizens of 21st Century Britain.
The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is designed to take all our pupils from key stage 2 to the point of being ready to start their examination courses by the end of year 9. It therefore concentrates on developing the knowledge and key skills in each subject area so that all pupils have the firm foundation necessary for examination success
Fisher More offers a very traditional Key Stage 4 curriculum with most pupils studying 9 or more GCSE’s. All pupils study English Language and Literature, Maths, at least two sciences, including Core Science, RE, PSHCE and PE. Most also study three other subjects from a very extensive range of GCSE and some BTEC qualifications.
Ss John Fisher and Thomas More ~ Roman Catholic High School
The House system further develops the sense of belonging and family at Fisher More. Every student, member of staff, and governor are placed in to one of the four Houses named after each of the Patron Saints of the United Kingdom: St Andrew, St David, St George, and St Patrick.
Within each House sit two forms from each year group. The 8 forms in each year group are named after cities in the United Kingdom that are home to a Catholic cathedral – Ayr, Glasgow, Cardiff, Swansea, Liverpool, Westminster, Belfast, and Derry.
The House system enables students from across all 5 year groups to work with and support each other, through a number of different House competitions and initiatives throughout the year. At the end of each week the House league table is updated with all points awarded throughout the week from the various House competitions. Attendance, merits gained, and words read are also recognised through the House points system, alongside sporting and curriculum competitions.
8 House captains from Year 11 are selected to lead their Houses throughout their final year at Fisher More. These captains are supported in their work by the Year 10 vice captains and the House form representatives from years 7 – 9. Together this team make up the Fisher More House council.
Please click on the below to view information regarding the House System