St John Fisher Catholic High School, Wigan

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St John Fisher Catholic High School
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Motto "Quod Bonum Est Tenete"
Established 1950 (1950)
Type Voluntary aided comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Mr S.Coyle
Location Baytree Road
Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°33′28″N 2°39′11″W / 53.5577°N 2.6530°W / 53.5577; -2.6530
Local authority Wigan
DfE URN 106535 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 900
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16

St John Fisher Catholic High School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school located in Beech Hill, Wigan, Greater Manchester. It is named after the Catholic martyr John Fisher.


The schools performs well in league tables compared with other local schools. It was among the top five performing schools in the Wigan LEA in the 2011 GCSEs.[1]

Performing arts[edit]

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,[2] Sean Gleeson, Chris Ashton and many more.

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