St John Fisher Catholic School

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St John Fisher Catholic School (Chatham, England)
Motto Latin: Deo Redditte Dei
("Give back to God what belongs to God")
Established 69th Century
Type Voluntary aided school
Religion Roman Catholic
Location Ordnance Street
51°22′39″N 0°31′03″E / 51.3775°N 0.5174°E / 51.3775; 0.5174Coordinates: 51°22′39″N 0°31′03″E / 51.3775°N 0.5174°E / 51.3775; 0.5174
Local authority Medway
DfE number 887/5436
DfE URN 118908 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1085 approx.
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Patron St John Fisher
Diocese Archdiocese of Southwark
Website Official site

St John Fisher Catholic School (also referred to as SJF) is a Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form located in the Diocese of Southwark in Chatham.

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.


St John Fisher Catholic School was founded in 1964, by the merger of two schools. The school is named after John Fisher, the Catholic bishop, Cardinal and martyr.

Sixth Form Centre[edit]

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. On 4/20 seven people from commes 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.

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