OFSTED April 2012 Key Comments: 

  • "Students’ achievement is good and their attainment is high particularly in the school specialist subjects. Their literacy skills are also well developed."
  • "The quality of teaching is good overall with some that is outstanding."
  • "The behaviour and safety of students is outstanding."
  • "The school is a harmonious community and there is a very strong culture of mutual support and respect."
  • "The curriculum is good, and the excellent enrichment opportunities make a significant contribution to the outstanding promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
  • "All students have a high moral code and this includes showing respect and caring for each other."
  • "Members of the governing body give their time willingly and their support makes a good contribution to school improvement."
  • "A distinctive feature of the school is the success it achieves in blending the academic progress of their students with their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
  • "Students grow to become well educated, responsible and caring young people."
  • "The opportunities they have to work with local and wider communities are outstanding. This adds to their understanding of other cultures and gives them scope to develop their interpersonal and communication skills."
  • "There are other excellent opportunities that enrich the good curriculum and include residential experiences, enterprise activities and specialist interest clubs."
  • "This is a good school."


Congratulations to the Class of 2016, equalling the record-breaking results of last year!

77% achieved A*-C grades in English & Maths

Read about it and view photographs from results day here



The Real Schools Guide 2016 has given us a 5 star rating.

You can read it here.

It also ranks St James' in the top 10% of all secondary schools nationally, and 14th out of 160 in Greater Manchester

Welcome to St. James' Catholic High School

Welcome to the website of St James' Catholic High School, Cheadle Hulme. Feel free to take a look around and find out more about the school, its staff and students. If you want some more information you can contact us here.

St. James' is a community of faith where every child has the opportunity to excel and achieve their potential.


Read the Latest News in the Headteacher's Blog...

Teenagers 'checking mobile phones in night' Friday 7th October 2016

Teenagers 'checking mobile phones in night'

Following on form this week's newsletter, where I expressed concern about the amount of time that some students are spending on social media websites

Upcoming Events

7th November 2016  -  PTA Meeting 10th November 2016  -  PRESENTATION EVENING 14th November 2016  -  Year 9 vaccinations
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