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St James’ sixth form is a vibrant community. The pupils feel very much involved in the wider school life - getting involved in drama productions, participating in charity events, acting as mentors and helping younger students as well as organising social events including the Summer Ball. They also have the opportunity to become involved in groups that St James’ promotes as a Catholic school. These include taking part in pilgrimages to Lourdes and volunteering at local homeless shelters.
The students have the opportunity to join the student council providing them with an opportunity to voice their opinions and suggestion on where the school can improve. At St James’, the sixth formers are seen as role models not only to younger students in the school but also to the wider community.
Here at St James’ students are part of a community that has a lasting effect on the rest of their lives. It is testimony to this legacy that a significant number return to St James’ as a member of staff. Other former pupils return to the school to mentor our students on topics such as UCAS applications.
We are always striving to promote new groups within our sixth form to enhance the students’ experiences and to build on their interests.