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2021 Open Evening

Welcome to St James's CE High School

 St James’s Church of England High School would like to warmly welcome families of Year 5 & 6 students to our Open Evenings on the following dates:

Wednesday 29th September 2021
Thursday 30th September 2021
Wednesday 6th October 2021 

The evenings will begin with a talk to parents and carers from our Headteacher, Mrs Anderson. This will be followed by a tour of the school led by our Assistant Headteachers. There will be opportunities to ask informal questions, view some of our classrooms and facilities and meet some of our dedicated teaching staff.

Traditionally, our students from Years 7-11 are our 'tour guides' at Open Evening. They are the biggest advocates of our school and our young people are what our visitors complement most. We love and care about our students and want to protect them; so this year student numbers on site will be minimal.

To help us keep our students, staff and visitors safe, we are using a ticketed system, which will allow us to control the numbers of visitors on site at any one time. To book your tickets, follow the link below and use the 'Register' button to select the most appropriate ticket type for you.

For each evening there are 3 timed sessions available. Each session is 1hour 15mins long and visitors will be kindly asked to leave the school prior to the end of the selected timeslot.

Timeslots are;

5:00pm – 6:20pm
5:30pm – 6:50pm
6:00pm – 7:20pm  



Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow entry without a pre-booked ticket.
To allow the maximum number of families to attend the events, we respectfully request tickets are limited to a maximum of 3 per household: prospective students and parents only. Please leave siblings at home, where this is possible.

In the meantime, as last year was a little different, we created a collection of videos that we hope will give you a good overview of life at St James’s and allow you to see what we offer our young people.

We believe that these videos, and our ‘FAQs’ will answer any initial questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to St James's at our Open Evening events. 

Please DO NOT ATTEND if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are required to isolate, feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19: a high temperature of over 37.8 degrees, a new continuous cough or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Wearing of Face Masks and completion of a Lateral Flow test at home beforehand is encouraged.

School Prospectus

Our School and Students

Introduction to St James's

Our Students

Our Headteacher - Mrs Anderson

Meet our Heads of Department

Here you can find video's from some of our Heads of departments telling you a little more about some of our subjects.

PE - Miss Newbury - Head of Year 11 and PE teacher

Drama - Mrs Hassouna-Smith - Head of Drama

Languages - Miss Lees - Head of Modern Foreign Language

Science - Mrs Lambert - Head of Science

Music - Mr Bahakam - Head of Music - click here


Religious Education - Mrs Lavin - Head of RE - click here

Chaplaincy - Mr Hunter - School Chaplain - click here

SEN and Inclusion
If you would like further information, please contact our Head of Inclusion and SENCo, Mrs Dickinson, via email dickinsonm@st-james.bolton.sch.uk 


Open Day FAQ - click here
At our open day we get lots of questions from prospective parents. We have put together some of the frequently asked ones. If you have any further questions please contact our Admissions Manager, Mrs McEvans, via email mcevansr@st-james.bolton.sch.uk

Supplementary Admission Form 
If you would like to apply for a place at St James's you are strongly advised to complete the school's supplementary form. This form is available from school as of September and is returned directly to school. Your preference for St James's must also be indicated on the Local Authority form/online application.


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