It is important that pupils feel at ease when making the transition from primary to secondary school and at St James’ we make every attempt to facilitate this transition and make the move to our school as smooth as possible for all.


We are delighted to share our short video that has been made by our friends at, with the help of our staff and pupils. It is designed to give you a little insight into the values and ethos that make St James’ so special. We hope the video provides a taste of what you can expect when you join our school family.


Click here to download our ‘Guide to Transition’ in PDF format

Transition activities

As we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 in September, we have created some activities to give you a taste of the different subjects you will be learning at St James’ and to help prepare you for work in Year 7. You can choose which activities you wish to complete and then you can send them in to school via our dedicated email address so that we can showcase them on our website and Twitter page. Please add your first name and Primary School to anything you send in. Alternatively, you can post them into school


We are thrilled to be able to offer every new Year 7 child who starts with us in September 2021 with the opportunity to select a free book of their choice.

Please click here to find out more about Bookbuzz

Music Lessons

We offer many exciting musical opportunities for you son/daughter at St James’, through our Key Stage 3 Music lessons that are provided to all pupils, extracurricular clubs and instrumental tutors from Stockport Music Service. If your child is interested in private Music lessons please see the link below:

Please click here to find out more about private Music Lessons at St James’

Please click here to find out more about musical opportunities at St James’

“Never let the fire in your heart go out”

Romans 12:11

Jesus looked at them and said,
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible”

Matthew 19:26