In order to ease the transition of pupils from their primary schools into St James’ Catholic High School, a number of activities and events are scheduled.

Open Evening takes place early in the autumn term giving parents and students the opportunity to visit the school and see the school “in action”.

Throughout Year 6, pupils from our feeder primary schools are visited by various members of St James’ community.

In the last few weeks of Year 6, pupils will also visit St James’ for Intake Day . This is a full day to experience the new school, learn a little about the staff and the routines in secondary school and to generally acclimatise themselves.

Parents and carers of pupils who have been accepted for a place will be contacted and invited to Intake Evening. This is an opportunity to meet the Headteacher, staff and talk over any issues that might be of concern. At this event parents can also see a display of our uniform and order items if they wish.

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.

“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