St John Fisher Catholic School
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|Motto||Deo Redditte Dei|
|Type||Voluntary aided school|
|DfE URN||118908 Tables|
|Patron||St John Fisher|
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Southwark|
St John Fisher is one of two genuine comprehensive schools in Medway, an authority that retains selections. Students also travel in from Sittingbourne, and Sheppey in Kent. It is also the only Catholic secondary school within the local authority and also the only secondary school with two separate sites. The years 7 and 8 are on a separate campus known as the Lower School, at 79 Maidstone Road. The main site located at Ordnance Street is for Year 9 to 13.
Sixth Form Centre
Until the summer of 2010 the St. John Fisher Sixth Form Site was located at a separate building further up the road. The Sixth Form is now located at the main St John Fisher school site making this a specialist Year 9 to 13 upper school site. This is in aim to give the senior students a chance to fulfill their roles as role models and contribute to the school culture and ethos.
The schools motto Deo Redditte Dei means give back to God what belongs to God. It comes from when Jesus was challenged by the Pharisees on the subject of taxing when Jesus was asked should the Jews pay taxes to the Romans or not.