Welcome from the Headteacher
I am delighted to welcome you to St James’ Catholic High School.
St James’ has a long tradition of providing outstanding Catholic education. 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 work closely with parents and carers to support all our young people in fulfilling their potential, educating them in the fullest sense of the word so they can take their place in society as compassionate, caring, curious individuals who use their gifts and talents for the common good.
We insist on the highest standards of behaviour, uniform, attitude to learning, and respect for one another and the school environment. As a result, outcomes for our students are above national averages year on year.
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 increasingly secular society, it is our mission as a Catholic school to witness to our faith through action and we do this through our house system. Each house is named for one of our Veritas values: Excellence, Resilience, Integrity, Trust, Aspiration, Service. The house system enables students to raise money for charity, engage with the wider life of the school and community, and develop their leadership capacity.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website - I hope that it gives you a flavour of life 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.
“ high quality teaching in a supportive and nurturing learning environment.”
“...all groups of pupils make excellent progress from different starting points.”
“The partnership between parents, school and parish is outstanding.”
“Teachers set high expectations in lessons and pupil engagement is excellent.”
Diocese of Westminster report, 2020
"I am very happy with the Catholic ethos of the school, which helps to support and guide my son in life"
"St James’ is a friendly welcoming school where the pastoral care is excellent."