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Welcome from the Headteacher & Head of Year 7

Hopefully you will find lots of useful information here to help both you and your child prepare for and settle into life at St James's.

If you can't find the answers you need, please don't hesitate to contact the school.


Mrs Anderson 
Mrs Catherine Anderson - Headteacher
Mrs Sarah Ashworth - Head of Year 7

Financial Support for Parents

It is important that parents/carers seek support, if needed, that they are entitled to, especially if it aids their child’s education.

Currently the Government are allocating a considerable amount of funding (PPG- Pupil Premium Grant) to support young people whose family may be on income support, housing benefit or are experiencing difficult financial times. However, if you are in this situation you must apply for Free School Meals to be eligible. This money comes directly in to our school and it will REALLY HELP your child and can be used for all kinds of interventions and support (see the Pupil Premium section on our website). To find out more or enquire whether your child is eligible for FREE SCHOOL MEALS, please contact the Bolton Council on TEL: 01204 331590.

If your child is accepted for Free School Meals, then you do not need to do any more. Your child’s cashless catering account will be credited with £2.40 each day and we will take care of the rest. If you have any queries, please contact school..