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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Year 8

A Warm Welcome Back to Pupils, Parents and Carers at the start of Year 8. It seems like the last year, and the holiday, has flown by and we are now ready to start the new academic experience!  I hope you had a happy holiday and enjoyed spending time with friends and loved-ones.  It is important  to come back refreshed and in the right frame of mind to begin a new school year and settle down to work.

I am sure many of you remember what it was like to be a young Year 7 pupil starting out on a Fisher More journey.  Hopefully, you enjoyed that first year here and felt supported.  I will expect you , therefore, to give a warm welcome to all those who are joining the school for the first time. Help them to fit in, to find their way around and to feel part of the Fisher More family.  I am sure I can count on you to be kind and helpful towards them.

A new year means fresh starts: for some of you, you may find that you have moved classes and will meet teachers you have not had before. You will also start to learn Spanish for the first time. Indeed, at the end of this year, you will be given the choice of whether to study Spanish or French throughout Year 9, so now is your opportunity to give both your attention and to discern your preference.  Your teachers will offer you  advice on this;   feel free to ask them.

There is a new format on 'Show My Homework' this year and it can be accessed at home.  Some of you will have new form tutors and a new Pupil Progress Leader, with lots of exciting and interesting challenges awaiting you.  I encourage you to meet the latter head on  to work hard, to try your best and to get the most out of school life. Do not worry if you had difficulties in Year 7, because starting Year 8 offers a fresh start with  new opportunities. 

Above all make sure you:

  • Attend school regularly
  • Arrive on time
  • Wear the correct uniform
  • Have the correct equipment for your lessons
  • Behave well in class.


Mrs Perkins

Pupil Progress Leader Year 8