We have a long and proud tradition of a wide variety of trips at St James’.
In their first weeks at St James’, all our students in Year 7 spend the day with their form at Linnet Clough. This time is for them to explore what it means to be a student at a Catholic High School. It also gives them the opportunity to get to know their form family who they will be travelling with through their time at St James’. The day involves team building activities as well as time for reflection.
In Year 8 & 9 students have the opportunity to attend a day retreat with their form groups. We use different retreat providers to make sure they have a fun time whilst exploring what their faith means to them.
In Year 8 all students are invited to visit either France or Germany. This affords them the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture as well as an opportunity to speak the language they are studying in school.
For Year 9 & 10 we offer the fantastic experience of visiting the World War I battlefields as well as laying wreaths and walking through the remains of trenches. Everyone who goes on this trip comments on what a moving experience this is.
In Year 10 we offer an annual ski trip and in alternate years a trip to Iceland. Iceland is a geographical paradise however, the trip is not limited to geographers.