Building work started on site for 400 pupils.
Mr John Kirby appointed as Headteacher.
School opened with 2 reception classes – building still in progress.
25th June 1969 – school officially opened by Councillor Wilcher
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City schools reorganised to 3-tier system. St John Fisher becomes a First School.
Years 5 and 6 have now moved on and the school is a one-form entry First School with 153 pupils on roll.
Following a fire at Iffley Mead school, pupils from Iffley Mead are accommodated in two spare classrooms and two temporary classrooms.
Iffley Mead pupils return to their rebuilt school after a very successful sharing of our school site for 18 months.
Concern about falling numbers – only 120 pupils on roll in September.
Queen’s Silver Jubilee – every child presented with a souvenir mug.
Rumours that at least one Catholic First School will be closed – SJF in the firing line.
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The threat of SJF closing is finally lifted.
One spare classroom leased to Community Workshop and another on a part-time basis to a Parent and Toddler group.
Mrs E Groom appointed as Headteacher following the retirement of Mr Kirby.
Replacement of roof completed.
Parent and teacher governors appointed for the first time.
Programmed replacement of windows completed.
First parent governor election.
National Curriculum introduced.
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2000 – 2009
Establishment of Foundation Stage comprising of Nursery and Reception classes.
Return to 2-tier in the City. Year 4 stays on to become Year 5. A new office and staff room are created.
Second OFSTED inspection – Good
2004 – 2005
Exchange visits to school in Uganda
New security fencing and gates installed. Vandalism stops.
WiFi available at SJF
2010 – 2015
New entrance and improved safety fencing.
Third OFSTED inspection – Satisfactory
Fourth OFSTED inspection – Good
Following public consultation governors agree to apply to become an academy
SJF becomes an academy as part of the Dominic Barberi Multi-academy Company (DBMAC)
Mrs Jude Bennett left SJF to take up a headship at another school
Ms Dianne Carbon appointed Principal of SJF
2016 – 2020
25th June 2016
Decades’ Dinner & Dance. A wonderful evening with staff and families together in the school hall. A big thank you to Nigel and his band, Breeze and to Robbie and Andy for ensuring that the burgers and sausages kept coming.
22nd June 2016
Feast Day of Saint John Fisher. Former Headteachers and clergy invited to attend. Mass was led by His Grace, Archbishop Bernard Longley and con-celebrated with Fr John Hancock and Canon Mervyn Tower.
Presentation by classes on their chosen decade since the 1960s. A decade of the Rosary prayed for former staff and pupils.
15th/16th June 2016
Section 48 Inspection – GOOD
15th March 2016
Fifth OFSTED Inspection – GOOD
2nd/3rd October 2019
Ofsted Inspection – Requires Improvement
1st January 2021
The merger took place between Dominic Barberi Multi Academy Company (DBMAC) and the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company (PFMAC). St John Fisher Catholic Primary School is now part of the PFMAC.