St John Fisher is a welcoming and inclusive school and its excellent Catholic ethos ensures that every pupil is valued and fully integrated into the school community. Provision for collective worship is central to the Catholic life of the school, makes a powerful contribution to the spiritual and moral development of the pupils and reflects its strong Catholic character.
Section 48 Inspection June 2016
Together with parents and the parish, we seek to develop and nurture the Catholic faith of our children and bring them to a fuller understanding and knowledge of Catholic teaching and tradition. Our religious teaching is not confined to specific daily lessons but permeates through the school.
Strong links exist between our school and our parishes;
- Sacred Heart Church, Blackbird Leys. Parish Priest, Father Nazarius Mgungwe (Father Naz).
- Blessed Dominic Barberi Church, Littlemore. Parish Priest Father, John Hancock.
Father John and Father Naz are regular visitors to school for Mass, prayer services and to visit individual classes. There are opportunities for the children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. We in turn attend Mass in church several times a year. Parents and members of the community join us for Mass and on Fridays for our sharing assembly.