Statutory Information

The following links are to information the Department for Education recommends academies publish on their website as outlined in the guidance: What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online.

This page provides information and/or links to information which we are required to publish by law. If you require a paper version of any of this any other information on this website please do not hesitate to contact us. This service is provided free of charge.

Academy Name

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Postal Address

Alvaston Street



DE24 0PA

Telephone Numbers

01332 572154

Enquiries Contact Name

Mrs H Childs – Office Manager

Name of Headteacher

Mr Ratcliffe

Name and address of the Chair of the Local Governing Body

Mrs Patricia Hurd

c/o St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy


Name of SENCO

Mrs Gilhooly

We are part of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust

St Katherine’s House

Mansfield Road



For any general enquiries, please call

0300 369 0553

Admissions Arrangements

Please find our Admissions Arrangements by viewing our Admissions Page

To view our School Uniform policy and further details on uniforms, please see our Uniform page.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place in October 2023

To view our latest Ofsted Reportclick here

To view our Key Stage 2 results for 2019, please see our DfE Performance Tables page.

Until new performance measures are published, these are the most up to date results we can display at this time.

Our school opening hours can be found on our Contact Us page.

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum Area

Please refer to the Remote Education Policy  under the Education Policies section of our School Policies page.

To view our Behaviour Policy, please see the Behaviour Policy under the Education Policies section on our School Policies page.

Please see our Pupil Premium page.

Please find details of how we spent this premium and the effect it has had on students’ PE and sport participation and attainment on our PE and Sports Premium page.

Equalities Policy Statement – please refer to the Governance and GDPR Policies section on our School Policies page.

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics. For our academy, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against students or treat them less favourably because of their gender; race; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.

Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty. This requires us to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

As a public organisation, we are required to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equalities Policy which is linked below.
  • Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable

Our Equalities Policy is in line with national guidance and contains information about how the academy complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. We also give guidance to staff and outside visitors on our approach to promoting equality.

Our Equality Objectives reflect our priorities as a school and these are:

  • To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners, subjects, courses and key stages, trends over time and comparisons with others
  • To raise the awareness and skills of staff to promote fairness, equality and good relations in the context of their role
  • To provide an environment that welcomes, protects and respects diverse people
  • To ensure that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Please see our SEND page for all information.

Please refer to the Complaints Policy and Procedure under the Governance and GDPR Policies tab of our School Policies page.

To view the following;

  • Annual Report
  • Annual Audited Accounts
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Names of Charity Trustees and Members
  • Funding Agreement
  • Executive Pay

Please refer to the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust Governance pages

Local Governing Body Information

For all information relating to the Local Governing Body, please see our Governance page.

Please refer to the Charging and Remissions Policy under the Finance Policies section of our School Policies page.

All policies are available on our School Policies page.

If you would like a paper copy of information on our school website, please contact the school office. We will provide these free of charge.

Please telephone school on 01332 572 154  to make the request or email us

Contact Us.