Letter from Headteacher Mr Brophy 20th May 2022

 Dear Parents/Carers

                As the GCSE examinations are now underway we are not holding assemblies at present due to the hall being set out with desks, please do rest assured though that all students will continue to be involved in the prayer life of the school and receive all the important messages that they need through form time.             


Uniform: Jumper now optional

As the weather is much warmer at the moment we have made the decision to allow students to leave their jumper at home if they wish for the reminder of the term. Students may of course continue to wear their jumper if they wish to do so. Students know that they must continue to make sure their shirts are tucked in at all times so that they maintain their smart appearance and high standards.


Year 11

Our students have made an excellent start to the GCSE season and they have all displayed a calm focused attitude towards their exams. Please continue to keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks. Other students in younger year groups are supporting the GCSE students amazingly by keeping the school even quieter than normal. Well done everyone.


Half-term holiday

Please remember that the dates for the half-term holiday are as follows:

School closes on Friday 27th May at 2:45pm and reopens on Monday 6th June


Numeracy Day

On Wednesday 18th May we held National Numeracy Day in school, the day was dedicated to everyday maths, and was supported by the charity National Numeracy. The day was designed to celebrate the importance of numbers for children and adults and to inspire everyone to improve their numeracy in order to open up opportunities and brighter futures.

We had a number of engaging activities for the students to get involved in and each subject department played their part in highlighting numeracy. Thank you to the maths department and Ms Terry for organising such an important day.


Memorial Service: Ms Conlon, St John Fisher RC Primary

Today, a number of students from Year 9 were invited to a memorial service for Ms Conlon who was Deputy Headteacher at St John Fisher RC Primary School. The students who were all previous pupils at St John Fisher held Ms Conlon in extremely high regard and she was their class teacher when she very sadly passed away six years ago. The memorial service was s a celebration of the outstanding contribution Ms Conlon made to St John Fisher and provided the whole community the opportunity to remember Ms Conlon and all that she did for so many people.

It is a fitting tribute that a memorial tree was planted for Ms Conlon at the service and I would ask everyone to remember Ms Conlon and her family and all those who have been affected by bereavement in your thoughts and prayers.

The requiem prayer or prayer for eternal rest is included at the end of my letter.



Please remember that you can contact school each weekday Monday to Friday either by calling 0161 336 2743 or emailing admin@stmcollege.org.uk during normal school hours, if you do want to visit school to talk to a member of staff that can of course be arranged but do please contact school prior to your journey so that mutually convenient time and date can be arranged for an appointment. When contacting school, it may not always be possible for you to speak directly/immediately to the member of staff you require due to teaching commitments etc, however the school always aims to make an initial response to any queries within 48 hours.

God bless and stay well


H Brophy



Prayer: Eternal Rest

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.