The John Fisher School’s belief is that education is concerned with the whole human being, a rounded education, and that every pupil has the ability to achieve something worthwhile or even to excel in some field. The main objective of the sports programme, therefore, is to use the major sports offered at The John Fisher School to identify and develop pupils, especially if they have a talent, as achievement in one area so often proves to be the key to success in school life as a whole.
We have a national reputation at rugby, cricket, cross country and athletics. Each year boys receive county honours, with many having gone onto regional and national honours with England, Ireland, Wales or Scotland in school boy rugby and cricket in the last ten years. Each sport uses experienced coaches to enable the boys to reach their potential. We are extremely proud of our boys' achievements.
Rugby Union Programme
Rugby at John Fisher has a proud tradition and is the major sporting code for the first two terms. It is a sport that instills values such as integrity, sportsmanship, loyalty, discipline and hard work. Our school's policy of participation in extra-curricular activities, as well as the passion shown by the boys, enables over five hundred youngsters each week the opportunity of experiencing the ultimate team sport. At John Fisher we encourage full participation respective of ability; hence the U12G Team is just as important as the 1st XV.
John Fisher fields up to twenty-four rugby teams on a Saturday. This allows boys from all levels and abilities to be part of this wonderful game. John Fisher has embarked on tours out the Canada, South African and now in 2013 to New Zealand. Fixtures during the season are against some of the major rugby playing schools in England such as RGS High Wycombe, Eton College, Dulwich College and Whitgift School.
The second half of the spring term is Sevens. John Fisher will take part in many prestigious school and county tournaments as well as the national tournaments. Our 1st XV take part in the 'invite only' tournaments at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich for the national 15-a-side, and at the national 10-a-side at Sedbergh School, Cumbria. We also enter the highly competitive national Daily Mail RBS Cup at U15 and U18 level. In 2001 we reached the U15 final, and in 2009 we reached the semi final of the U18 competition.
John Fisher cricket has a strong reputation and is played in the summer term. We play Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon as well as during the week with up to twelve teams playing on a Saturday. Teams on the fixture card include RGS Guildford, Tiffin, Trinity, Emanuel, City of London Freemen, and Judd School, Kent.
The 1stXI are recognised on a national level most recently, in 2006, when they reached the Final of the National 20/20 Competition at Edgbaston just losing to Millfield School.
John Fisher athletics is again a major summer sport where the boys compete at school, county, regional and national level. We are very proud that have been Sutton champions at overall age groups for the past twenty years, with Year 8 & 10 getting to the national finals day each year. Boys take part in games lessons, lunch time and after school practices with regular weekly meets versus other local schools in the summer term.
Teams on the fixture card include RGS Guildford, Tiffin, Trinity, Emanuel, City of London Freemen, and Judd School, Kent.