OFSTED April 2017 Key Comments: 

  • ‘Pupils shine at this school because they benefit enormously from being part of the ‘St James family’, a supportive and caring community. They are happy and safe in school.
  • ‘The conduct of pupils in this school, the way they interact with each other and adults, is impeccable – in fact, it is the best I have ever seen(Feedback from HMI to School Governors, Local Authority and Diocesan representatives)
  • Pupils readily respond to leaders’ high expectations evident in the ‘SHINE’ ethos. As a result, they ‘Speak politely, Have respect, follow Instructions, Never say never and Engage positively’ in all that they do
  • ‘Pupils work exceptionally well together’
  • ‘Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, they are curious and want to achieve their best.’
  • ‘Pupils know what it means to be ‘ready to learn’’
  • ‘Pupils’ conduct is exemplary. They show high levels of respect for each other and for their teachers and teaching assistants.
  • ‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school’
  • ‘The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Leaders make sure that pupils are cared for exceptionally well’
  • ‘Staff are proud to be a member of staff at this school’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work’
  • ‘Pupils are taught the skills needed to become thoughtful, self-confident citizens, able to express their views and opinions.’
  • ‘Progress overall is much better than that of similar-ability pupils nationally’
  • ‘Key stage 4 outcomes in GCSE examinations demonstrate consistently strong progress over each of the last three years’
  • ‘Parents have highly-positive views of the school and confirm their children are safe and happy at this school. They greatly appreciate the pastoral care and support provided.’
  • ‘Pupils say they feel safe at school, they say there are no bullies and are confident they would be listened to if they shared a concern with a teacher or pastoral leader.’
  • ‘Governors know the strengths of the school and where there are further improvements still to be made.’
  • ‘Pupils enjoy coming to school.’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work because most teachers have high expectations of pupils and plan work which is hard enough for them.’
  • ‘Pupils learn well and make excellent progress because teaching in English, mathematics and most other subjects is consistently good.’
  • ‘Leaders have successfully introduced a more ambitious culture in the school based upon high expectations.’
  • ‘Pupils typically make good progress because teachers have strong subject knowledge, which they use well to plan interesting and challenging work for pupils.’
  • ‘Teaching assistants support pupils well in lessons, including low-ability pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who need extra help.’

Examinations Results

Further information about the performance of St James' Catholic High School and other schools nationally can be found at the Department for Education's Performance Tables Website.

SUMMER EXAMS 2017 - Timetable

Key Stage 4 Exam Results 2016

Progress 8

A new government measure that indicates how much progress students made during their time at School.

St James Catholic High School pupils make significantly better progress than expected

+ 0.41

Attainment 8

A new government measure that indicates how well pupils achieved across 8 specified subjects.

St James Catholic High School achieved GCSE/Vocational results that are significantly better than expected.

 

57.27

English Baccalaureate

Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate

St James Catholic High School pupils achieved English-Baccalaureate results that are significantly better than the national average of 24%

 

45%

Good pass in Mathematics and English

Percentage of pupils who achieved C+ in Mathematics and English GCSE

St James Catholic High School pupils achieved results that are significantly better than the national average of 56%

 

76%

Student Destinations

The percentage of pupils who continue in education or training, after leaving St James catholic High School.

 

95%

(Jan 2016 data)

 

 

Key Stage 4 Exam Results 2015

5 A*-C (including English and Maths)

Percentage of pupils who achieved C or above in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths

77%

5 A*-C

Percentage of pupils who achieved  a C or above in 5 or more subjects

 

81%

English Baccalaureate

Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate

 

45%

Expected Progress Maths

Percentage of pupils who made the minimum expected levels of progress in Maths

86%

Expected Progress English

Percentage of pupils who made the minimum expected levels of progress in English

81%

Key Stage 4 Exam Results 2014

5 A*-C (including English and Maths)

Percentage of pupils who achieved  a C or above in 5 or more subjects including English and Maths

69%

5 A*-C

Percentage of pupils who achieved  a C or above in 5 or more subjects

 

80%

English Baccalaureate

Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate

 

45%

Expected Progress Maths

Percentage of pupils who made the minimum expected levels of progress in Maths

75%

Expected Progress English

Percentage of pupils who made the minimum expected levels of progress in English

81%