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Extra-Curricular Activities

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  • Bolton Book Awards
  • National Poetry Day
  • Year Reading Awards
  • Visits to Theatre Productions and Plays
  • Visit to Runshaw College, Bolton Sixth Form College
  • Visits by Authors and Poets
  • Drama Productions
  • Competitions
  • Newspaper Team



  • National and Local Maths Challenges
  • Puzzle Days
  • Real Life Maths Projects
  • World Maths Day
  • After School and Lunch Time Catch Up and Support Classes


French and Spanish

  • Annual Visits to Barcelona and Paris
  • Visits to Bolton Wanderers Football Club
  • French Continental Breakfast
  • Video Conferencing Calls with a School near Malaga
  • Enrichment Reading
  • French & Spanish Conference Each Year at Salford University
  • Japanese Club for Year 7



Provide a range of after school and lunch time catch up and help classes throughout the week.



  • GCSE Drop-in Sessions to continue development of portfolios of work - several times a week
  • GCSE Photography
  • Art Gallery Trips
  • Artist Workshops
  • Exhibitions of Pupils Work in and out of school



  • School Orchastra
  • Lower School Choir
  • Senior Singers
  • Samba Band
  • Strings
  • Dixie Band
  • Visits to Concerts
  • Residential Weekends



  • Breakfast, Lunch Time and After School CLubs
  • Social Sport
  • Specialist Coacking for many activities including; cricket, dance, fencing and trampolining.
  • Local and National Competitions - St James's is represented in a range of sports in every competition held in Bolton, as a consequence many pupils are selected for town, county and occasionally national teams.



  • World Book Day


  • School Radio


Trips and Visits

  • Sports Events - Rugby, Football
  • Theatre Trips - Musicals, Plays & Concerts
  • Exhibitions and Museums
  • Quarry Bank Mill
  • Manchester Cathedral
  • Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  • Bolton and Manchester Universities
  • Slatterys
  • Alton Towers
  • Ski Trips
  • Quinta Music Residential
  • Berlin
  • Villerreal
  • Malaga
  • Lake District



vend a spendVend-a-Spend is a small school enterprise business run by pupils from all year groups. The team manage and run a small school shop called 'EQUALS.' The name was developed through being all 'equal' in trade and relationships. The shop and machine stocks a wide range of school stationary supplies along with a variety of hand-made cards and gifts. Vend-a-Spend prides itself on being charitable, eco-friendly and promoting fair-trade. In addition they regularly hold special events to celebrate seasonal occasions and have represented school at external events including the Global Enterprise Fair.

The initiative encourages pupils to devlop essential business and life skills including; team work, finacial capability, a 'can-do' atitude and in particualr they gain self-confidence and make new friends.