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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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  • Changes to School Bus Services

    Published 27/07/17

    Please see below details of a letter received from LCC regarding changes to school bus times with effect from September 2017.  The new timetables can be viewed by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.

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  • Annual Awards

    Published 21/07/17

    Last Thursday evening, over 150 children from Fisher More received awards for their hard work and achievement. It was a lovely celebratory event enjoyed by all, parents, pupils, staff and governors at Fisher More. It also included the showcasing of some amazing talent here at Fisher More including dance drama and song. The major awards were presented by Mr Matthew Moulding, an ex-pupil of Fisher More who is the founder and CEO of ‘The Hut’ an online marketing company. We thank Matt for giving up his time to distribute the awards as well as speaking to us so inspiringly.

    Pictured are some of the major award winners.

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  • End of Term Letter

    Published 18/07/17

    Dear Parents and Carers

    As the school year once again comes to a close, I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our school.  You do this in so many different ways: making sure your children attend well, are punctual, wear the correct uniform, but also supporting school events and fundraising activities.  Highlights of the year can be found in greater detail on our website. 

    Last week, we had our Annual Awards evening that celebrated all the successes of this academic year with over 150 children receiving awards.  We are particularly grateful to Mr Matthew Moulding, CEO of The Hut Group and former pupil, who presented the major awards.  His company also gave a £20 voucher to each award winner which was a very kind and generous gesture. 

    This week, we are holding our second fund raising afternoon to raise money to improve school resources and we also have our annual rewards trips to Lightwater Valley or Blackpool Pleasure Beach with the best part of 450 pupils going on these trips.

    School closes after our final whole school Mass on Friday morning at 12.30pm.  School buses will be available to take pupils home at this time.

    If you are buying new uniform over the summer, please make sure you consult the uniform list carefully before doing so as to avoid making costly mistakes.  There is also a new PE kit for the new year 7.  Full uniform details can be found on our website.

    There is currently a consultation taking place with Lancashire County Council about the council’s intention to remove its subsidy for bus travel to faith schools.  If this goes ahead the cost will increase from £575 to £800 per child per year.  We have provided a suggested letter which parents and carers may use if they would like to respond to this consultation.  The letter, which is available on our website, can be accessed by clicking the link below.  The final date for the consultation is this Friday, 21st July 2017.

     

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  • Bespoke Artwork for our Chapel

    Published 18/07/17

    This morning we received this beautiful, handmade piece of art to hang in our newly refurbished Chapel.

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  • Sponsored Walk and Read

    Published 18/07/17

    To cap off a wonderful year, Fisher More students donned their hiking boots and picked up their favourite books to kick start a new initiative to raise money for new PE facilities at Fisher More.

    In glorious Pendle sunshine, Fisher More students set out on a grueling sponsored walk around the local area. Three circuits of the challenging route proved a test for some, but there were many determined faces amongst the red cheeks and sweaty brows. Some pupils came in fancy dress and a number of enthusiastic athletes even ran the route. Whilst muscles strained and lungs gasped outside, for those students who preferred a gentler option, an afternoon of silent reading was enjoyed. The only sound to be heard in the Learning Resource Centre was the soft rustle of pages turning. Outside, with home time fast approaching, the last pupils staggered over the line, safe, sound and smiling.

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  • Summer Holiday Horrors - Just Don't Do It

    Published 17/07/17
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  • Monday 17 July, 2017

    Published 07/07/17

    Monday 17th July: 🌞 Non-uniform all day - £2
    - Pupils must have books and equipment for morning lessons
    - Pupils doing the walk must have suitable footwear to walk in (part of the route is on the school grass cross country course)
    - Fancy dress may be worn in the afternoon for the walk only
    - Pupils are encouraged to raise money for completing the walk/read.  We are aiming for £10 per pupil (link to sponsor form      below)
    Thank you to everyone for their support.

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  • Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Home to School Transport Policy

    Published 07/07/17

    Consultation on Proposed Changes to Lancashire County Council's Home to School Transport Policy for Pupils attending Mainstream Schools-Removal of Denominational Contribution from September 2018

    1. What is Lancashire County Council consulting on?

    The County Council is consulting on a proposal to cease the provision of discretionary denominational transport assistance for pupils who do not attend their nearest school but attend their nearest faith school on faith grounds. This proposal will be implemented from 1st September 2018 to coincide with the new academic year. 

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  • Changes to the School Day

    Published 04/07/17

    Dear Parents/Carers

    As you may well be aware, there have been a number of important changes to the education system in recent months, most notably with regard to school funding and the new examination system at GCSE. This has had two important consequences for us here at Fisher More: firstly, the need to still maintain a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils so that they continue to achieve despite constraints related directly to cuts in our budget; secondly, to allocate more teaching time to all subjects, including the core subjects of English and Mathematics, so that they can deliver all the content that is required in the more challenging and lengthy examination specifications that have now come into place.

    Also, we are now becoming acutely aware of the limitations of our school building. Our school building, built in the 1960s for 450 pupils, struggles to cope with our current number on roll. This has led to particular difficulties supervising pupils at lunchtime and during wet weather. The pupils themselves have raised this as an issue.

    As a consequence of the above, the school has been forced to look at the structure of the school day and assess whether it is still fit for purpose. Governors, staff and pupils have been consulted as part of this review.

    To help alleviate the aforementioned issues, the school has decided to implement a new school day. It is important to state that the school day will still start at 8.55am and finish at 3.30pm. However, the school day for KS3 and KS4 will be different and will now look like this:

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  • Year 6 Transition

    Published 30/06/17

    This week we have welcomed 151 children from their primary schools as they begin their transition into Fisher More.

              

    Yesterday, they all arrived a little nervous and excited but grew in confidence as the day progressed.  They had an opportunity to taste some high school lessons in lots of different areas of the curriculum drama, history geography, science.

    The feedback from the children has been fantastic.

     

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  • Year 8 Pendle Elite

    Published 28/06/17

    Year 8 More Able pupils attended Nelson & Colne College's Pendle Elite event yesterday, accompanied by Mr Swarbrick and Mrs Goodwill.

    They had  a really enjoyable day and our pupils were a credit to the school.  

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