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Welcome to St James's CE High School

A very warm Welcome to St James’s!

Every year we welcome over 1000 people to our Open Day & Evening events and give them an insight in to our school. With local government restrictions in Bolton, sadly, we feel it would be unwise to open our doors this year.

We have created a collection of videos, and hope to give you a good overview of life at St James’s and allow you see what we offer our young people.

We believe that these videos, our admissions presentation and our ‘FAQs’ will answer any questions you may have. 

If you require further information following this, we are planning to host a ‘live chat’ event in the very near future and we will communicate the date of this via our website.

School Prospectus

Our School and Students

Introduction to St James's

Our Students

Traditionally our students from Years 7-11 are our 'tour guides' at open day. They are the biggest advocates of our school and our young people are what our visitors complement most. 

Our Headteacher - Mrs Anderson

Meet our Heads of Department

Here you can find video's from some of our Heads of departments telling you a little more about some of our subjects.

PE - Miss Newbury - Head of Year 11 and PE teacher

Drama - Mrs Hassouna-Smith - Head of Drama

Languages - Miss Lees - Head of Modern Foreign Language

Science - Mrs Lambert - Head of Science

Music - Mr Bahakam - Head of Music - click here


Religious Education - Mrs Lavin - Head of RE - click here

Chaplaincy - Mr Hunter - School Chaplain - click here

SEN and Inclusion
If you would like further information, please contact our Head of Inclusion and SENCo, Mrs Dickinson, via email dickinsonm@st-james.bolton.sch.uk 

Questions and Admissions

Open Day FAQ - click here
At our open day we get lots of questions from prospective parents. We have put together some of the frequently asked ones. If you have any further questions please contact our Admissions Manager, Mrs McEvans, via email mcevansr@st-james.bolton.sch.uk

Admissions Information - click here
A summary of our admissions arrangements along with some frequently asked questions can be found on the above link.  If you have any further questions please contact our Admissions Manager, Mrs McEvans, via email mcevansr@st-james.bolton.sch.uk Please find our full admissions policy here.

Supplementary Admission Form - click here
If you would like to apply for a place at St James's you are strongly advised to complete the school's supplementary form. This form is available from school and is returned to school. Your preference for ST James's must als be indicated on the Local Authority form/online application.