Year 7

I am Miss Whelan, the Head of Student Learning for Year 7.  During the summer term, I visit every year 6 student, that is coming to St James', in their primary school and explain all the steps in moving  on to secondary school. This helps the transition to be as smooth as possible.

During the summer term, students come for a Transition day, to get a feel for St James' and to meet many of the teachers. They will also meet their form tutor and new form class.

The school year begins with a Welcome Mass.  The first reading (1 Corinthian 13) reminds us that we are one body with many parts. Like a family, when one part suffers, we all suffer, and likewise when one part rejoices, we all rejoice.  One of my favourite times of year is the Achievement Assemblies, where we celebrate hard work and achievement from across the curriculum areas and rejoice in each other’s successes.   

I am part of a larger team that is here to support all year 7 students throughout the year. Mrs Powers is our Year 7 Team Leader and Ms Stevens is our Year 7 Team Leader.  We also have a great team of tutors who are the first point of contact.  Please click on the relevant name below to e-mail that member of the Year 7 team, no matter how small the issue.

God bless.

Miss J Whelan

Ms N Stevens - Year 7 Team Leader

Miss S March - Assistant Headteacher with Responsibility for Year 7


Form Tutors


Miss Parker


Mr Riley


Miss O'Connor


Miss Morimoto


Mr Szymiczek


Mr D'Lima

Year 7 homework support - subject weblinks:

BBC Bitesize for Key Stage 3:

Design Technology: