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Extra-Curricular Activities

We have a wide and varied range of Extra Curricular Activities on offer - Full details of all activities available during the Spring Term are in the Booklet below.

Extra Curricular Activities 

Extra Curricular Activities Booklet - Updated April 2024

Physical Education (PE)

  • Breakfast, Lunchtime and After School Clubs
  • Social Sport
  • Specialist Coaching for many activities including cricket, dance 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.


Extra Curricular Opportunities in Drama

  • Lower School Drama Club
  • SPIRIT Theatre Company
  • Annual school production
  • Visiting practitioners from the Bolton Octagon
  • Trips to regional and national theatres
  • Backstage theatre tours
  • Trips to local sixth form colleges
  • Theatre in Education workshops and performances in school
  • Half term and weekend rehearsals
  • Bi-annual London and New York theatre trips


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

 Other clubs/activities on offer

  • Chess Club
  • Chaplaincy Activities
  • Theatre Make-up Club
  • Computer-Aided-Design
  • Animal Club
  • Geology 
  • Science Clubs
  • Film Club
  • Art Club


Vend-a-Spend is a team of pupils from all Year Groups which set up and run the School Shop.

They stock a wide range of stationery, handmade cards, gifts and Fair Trade products.

In addition, they hold regular events to celebrate special occasions.

For more information please contact Miss Stott on stotta@st-james.bolton.sch.uk 


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