A short welcome from Headteacher, Mrs Brett

Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy.  We serve the Parishes of Enlish Martyrs, Alvaston and St Ralph Sherwin, Chellaston.  The Patron Saint of our school is Saint John Fisher.

We are a small school situated in Alvaston, Derby. We have the capacity to educate 230 children and are part of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust. St John Fisher is a diverse community where every child is valued as a gift from God and every child is welcomed.

Admissions 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

Admissions 2022-2023

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2022-2023

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2022-2023

Admissions 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Admissions Policy 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2021-2022

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to with a copy of the evidence of faith or post to the school – see Contact Us for the school address

In Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derby City Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In Year Admissions Statement

Secure your child's place at St John Fisher CVA today!

We are a DCI rated GOOD school.

The closing date has now passed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch either via email or by telephoning 01332 572154.

Our catchment area