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Welcome to St James's C E High School

St James’s Church of England High School provides outstanding, high quality education in a nurturing, family environment. At the heart of all we do are our Christian values, such as respect, friendship, wisdom and humility. Everybody, staff and pupils alike, are encouraged and guided to be the best they can be and to aim high in all that they do.

“ We were delighted to be awarded Ofsted’s  first  ‘outstanding’ judgement for a secondary school in Bolton last December. This was down to the hard work and commitment shown by the staff and pupils of St James’s. Never complacent, we all continually strive to improve. The secret of our success is summed up in our motto; ‘Caring for Others † Achieving Excellence’. We develop the whole child with the hope that they leave us with an educated, well balanced outlook on life and are able to make a difference in the world.’

The application process for September 2014 is now closed during the College holidays.  If you would like to enrol in September 2014, please attend our busy but short enrolment period from Friday 22nd August to Thursday 28th August.  Thank you for your interest.

About us

St James’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Secondary School, judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. We are currently judged to be in the top 3% of schools nationally for our teaching and learning.

Our motto of ‘Caring for Others † Achieving Excellence’ is central to everything we do. When young people join our school, they become part of our family and through this we develop their potential through academic success, personal and social development and self -discipline, based on the beliefs and values of Christian faith.

Our academic standards are very high, well above the national average. We are committed to a curriculum which offers a personalised approach, meeting the needs and abilities of each young person, whether they are gifted and talented or have special educational needs.

It is very important that our young people feel confident and secure at school and display the Christian values of respect for self and others. Our Pastoral Care provision was also rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and we take pride in the close links we have with parents and carers.

Our work within the community, locally and internationally, allows our pupils to see how they can take an active role in society and make a difference in the world.

As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, we expect pupils and parents to be fully supportive of the Christian principles which form the foundation of the education and care we provide. Our intake reflects the commitment of parents to our Christian foundation and also recognises other faiths and service to others.

Although we are judged ‘Outstanding’ we are not complacent and continually strive to improve St James’s to make it one of the best schools in Bolton. We nurture our young people and our staff to be the best they can.  What binds us together is our commitment to living and promoting Christian values in every aspect of our school life. 


How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 October 2014
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