The Governors and staff of The John Fisher School annually agree the following statement that relates to the purpose of education at the school:
The John Fisher School is a Catholic secondary school for boys of all abilities and all backgrounds. It exists to serve the educational needs of the Catholic community of Sutton, Croydon and neighbouring areas. As such, it will at all times seek, via opportunities for worship and prayer, and via the teaching of its religious studies programme, to deepen and enrich the Catholic faith of all its pupils. Further we seek to provide for these same pupils, access to real academic, sporting, musical and artistic excellence.
We believe as well that all aspects of the life of the school should be lived in a spirit of justice and charity and that Christian selflessness should be part of all our dealings with one another.
The spiritual dimension is of fundamental importance to our school. In addition to timetabled Religious Education lessons, each day begins with an act of collective worship. The School is fortunate in having a magnificent Chapel which allows pupils to participate in the full range of opportunities for collective and personal worship. Masses, Benediction, Liturgies and a full retreat programme are an important aspect of life at our School.
"As a Catholic learning community, The John Fisher is an outstanding school."
"The school's Catholic ethos and strong promotion of Christian values underpins the students' outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is well led by its Headteacher, who values tradition but is also forward-looking and innovative. The senior leadership team is committed to creating a fully inclusive and outward-looking school that values academic success and personal development equally."