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Roman Catholic High School

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  • Fisher More declares their 3G pitch open!

    Published 11/10/17

    After 4 years of planning and one year of building works, the Burnley FC captain, Ben Mee, officially opened our state of the art 3G football pitch yesterday.  The pitch will be used for PE lessons and for extra-curricular teams to play on.  In addition, many Pendle based football teams will benefit from using the pitch for training and match purposes.  The £638,000 3G pitch is the only one in Lancashire backed by the Football Foundation and marked with one 11-a-side pitch, two 9-a-side pitches, two 7-a-side pitches and four 5-a-side pitches.

    Teams and clubs wishing to hire the 3G pitch should contact

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  • Vacancy - Site Supervisor

    Published 08/10/17

    Dates:                          Apply by Monday, 16th October 2017.  Employment begins November 2017                                                               

    Contract type:               Casual in the first instance – to be reviewed as the facility becomes established

    Hours:                          Saturdays and Sundays - maximum 16 hours per week

    Salary:                          Living Wage - £16,303 per annum (pro rata) - £8.45 per hour

    Location:                      Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School, Gibfield Road, Colne, Lancashire


    Pendle’s only Football Foundation backed, full size 3G Astroturf is now open for school and community use. This is the only full sized FIFA approved pitch in East Lancashire which is marked for 5, 7, 9 and 11 a-side football and will host a variety of FA programmes and fully support school and community club use.

    We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, trustworthy and flexible individual to join us at Fisher More and play an important part in the usage of our school facilities.  We envisage that the post-holder will be working from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The ability to cover the mid-week supervisor at times of annual leave, etc is essential.  Already the pitch is almost fully booked but we would require some flexibility on the part of the post-holder initially whilst the pitch use is developed.  For this reason the employment is initially on a casual basis, but will be reviewed in 2018 once the facility has become established.

    Duties include maintaining security and supervision of the site and operating a booking in and out system for hirers of the facilities.  The post-holder will also take care of the 3G Astroturf and Sports Hall, using equipment provided.

    If you are interested in joining our school at this exciting time in its development, further information, including an application form, can be found by clicking on the links below.  For an informal chat about the role, please contact Mr Simon Atkin, Assistant Headteacher at the school. Letters of application outlining any relevant experience for the role and completed application forms should be submitted to the Headteacher by 3.30pm, Monday, 16th October 2017.

    Closing date: Monday, 16th October 2017

    Interview date – to be confirmed

    Location & Contacts: 

    Address:           Gibfield Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 8JT

    Telephone:        01282 865299              

    Website:                  Email:     

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  • Louise Whalley

    Published 02/10/17

    It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing away of a dear colleague and friend, Mrs Louise Whalley.

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  • School Closure

    Published 27/09/17

    School will be closed next Thursday 5th October, 2017 for the funeral of Mrs Louise Whalley.

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  • Letter to Parents

    Published 27/09/17

    Dear Parents/Carers

    We have already been back three weeks and as ever, time has flown.

    I would like to thank you all for sending your children back ready to learn and with the correct uniform, it is very much appreciated.  I am pleased to report that the children have made an excellent start to the year and are already working hard in all areas of the curriculum.  The new school day and new initiatives to improve the children’s literacy (‘Drop Everything and Read’) seem to be going well at KS3 and will most definitely have an impact as time passes.  The intervention at the start of the day for Year 11 in English and Year 10 in maths is providing the much needed extra time and support that they need in these very important subjects.  I ask you to ensure that your child arrives on time for school to ensure that they do not miss out on these vital opportunities to enhance their learning.

    I am very glad to report that the 3G Astro Turf pitch will be handed over to school on 2 October, 2017.  After a year in its construction, the PE department is really looking forward to using this state of the art facility in PE lessons.  There will be an official opening of the 3G pitch in the last week of this half term – more details to follow.  The development plans for the new music suite and LRC have now gone out to tender so we are very hopeful that things will begin to happen in both these areas in the not too distant future.

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  • Sacred Heart

    Published 23/09/17

    Over two days, 150 Year 7 pupils visited and experienced a variety of activities at Sacred Heart in Colne.  Both days started with a pilgrimage walk from Fisher More to Sacred Heart, with the pupils armed with clipboards as they looked for clues and symbols on their journey.

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  • Year 7 Days at Outdoor Elements

    Published 22/09/17

    A fantastic two days were spent at Outdoor Elements in Padiham as part of the Year 7 enrichment days this week.  Pupils and staff enjoyed taking part in many team building activities including tree climbing, Jacob's ladder, leap of faith, archery and many more.

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  • Old Trafford Visit

    Published 22/09/17

    Another hugely enjoyable trip to see Manchester United play, courtesy of  The Hut Group.

    Accompanied by Mr Scott and Mr Swarbrick, the pupils enjoyed a complimentary three course meal in a private box overlooking the half-way line while watching Manchester United beat Burton in the League Cup knock-out competition. 

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  • Vacancy - Teacher of English

    Published 20/09/17

    Dates:                          Apply by 29th September 2017 appointment starts January 2018 or sooner, if available

    Salary:                         MPS  

    Location:                    Lancashire

    Contract type:          Permanent

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  • Two Vacancies - Facilities and Development Officers

    Published 15/09/17

    Dates:                           Apply by Monday, 25th September 2017.  Employment begins October 2017                                                            Contract type:          Casual in the first instance – to be reviewed as the facility becomes established

    Hours:                          Post A: Saturdays and Sundays - maximum 16 hours per week

                                            Post B: Monday to Friday – maximum 20 hours per week

    Salary:                          Living Wage - £16,303 per annum (pro rata) - £8.45 per hour

    Location:                      Ss John Fisher & Thomas More RC High School, Gibfield Road, Colne, Lancashire


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  • Work Experience

    Published 08/09/17

    Work experience for our Year 10 pupils took place between 12 June and 23 June, 2017.  Many of the pupils were successful in finding their own placements, whilst the remainder were allocated places of work from the school's data bank.  Below are some of the comments received from local employers:

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  • GCSE Results

    Published 24/08/17

    Following the release of the 2017 GCSE results, Ss John Fisher and Thomas More R.C. High School continues to provide a strong education in a large number of subject areas for all its pupils.

    The school is delighted to report the commendable performance of the English and Mathematics departments: pupils in the core subjects delivered impressive results in the face of new and more challenging examinations. 71% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English, with a similar percentage of pupils achieving the good pass in Mathematics. Our pupils also enjoyed considerable success in RE, French, Drama and PE.

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