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Welcome from the Headteacher
I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of St James’ Catholic High School. I was appointed Headteacher in January 2017 and I am honoured to lead this wonderful faith and learning community with its unique Dominican heritage.
St James’ has a long tradition of providing outstanding Catholic education and our academic results bear testament to our continuing commitment to excellence. When Ofsted inspected us in March 2017, inspectors commented on our pupils’ “excellent attitudes to learning” and “excellent progress”. The inspection team also remarked on how highly our Sixth Form students valued the level of support they receive and the high standard of teaching post-16, and praised our “nurturing and supportive learning community”.
We seek to educate our young people in the fullest sense of the word, to enable them to take their place in society as compassionate, caring, curious individuals who use their gifts and talents for the common good.
In addition to our academic curriculum, we offer opportunities to engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, ensuring that our students develop the leadership skills and characteristics that will help them in a fast-changing world.
In an increasing secular society it is our mission as a Catholic school to witness our faith in action and we do this by encouraging a focus on the four pillars of the Dominican tradition – ministry, community, study and prayer.
As Headteacher, my commitment to our students is that they are given the opportunity to flourish in every aspect – academically, socially, culturally and spiritually. We cannot do this in isolation and as a school we work closely with parents and carers to support all our young people in fulfilling their potential.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website - I hope that it gives you a flavour of life here at St James’ Catholic High School. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please do get in touch with us by completing the form below.
Mrs C Laws