Welcome From the Headteacher

I am very pleased to welcome you to the website of St James’ Catholic High School, and delighted to introduce myself as the new Headteacher.

St James’ has a long tradition of providing outstanding Catholic education – our academic results also continue to improve year on year and are consistently above national averages.

In 2016, for example, our GCSE results placed St James' in the top 8% of all state schools nationally and 54% of our A level results were at grade B or above. There is no room for complacency, however, and we continue to strive to develop the skills and aptitudes of our young people to enable them to excel.

However our academic success is only part of the story. As a Catholic school, love and service is at the heart of our mission, and the Gospel values of love, truth and compassion for others underpin all that we do.

I feel honoured to lead this wonderful faith and learning community and to work alongside staff and students so that we may all truly live our school’s mission, embodied in the words of John’s Gospel: “I have come so they might have life, and have it to the full” 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.


Mrs C Laws