St John Fisher Catholic High School, Wigan
|Motto||"Quod Bonum Est Tenete"|
|Type||Voluntary aided comprehensive|
|DfE URN||106535 Tables|
During November 2007, the school put on High School Musical with a cast drawn from the higher-school and lower-school. The 2008 production was 'Striking Out' which was the school's version of Billy Elliot, combining the films script and the musicals songs, it was well received and had two casts, with 2 Billys, Michaels, Dads, Tonys, Grandmas, Debbies and Mrs Wilkinsons. For the 2009 show extracts from Annie, Oliver Twist and Les Miserables were combined with talent acts to create a 2-hour show called "Musical Montage".
The school has been associated with rugby, mainly rugby league since the 1970s. In the late 1990s and early 2000s one years' team went unbeaten for 5 years, earning a place in the Guinness Book of Records. The school has produced a string of alumni who have gone on to achieve success domestically and internationally, including Shaun Edwards, the late Billy Joe Edwards, Sean Gleeson, Chris Ashton and many more.
Notable former pupils
- Chris Ashton, dual-code rugby international
- Shaun Edwards, former rugby league international
- Owen Farrell
- Sean O'Loughlin, rugby league international
- "Secondary schools league tables in Wigan". BBC News. 21 March 2012.
- "Rugby league players killed in crash". BBC News. 2003-02-14. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- "Chris Ashton has cracked both rugby codes and his success has come as no surprise to his mentors". Daily Mail. 16 February 2011.
- "Intense rivalries put Wigan in league of its own, says Andy Farrell". The Guardian. 24 February 2012.