School starts back for the Autumn Term on Tuesday 4th September 2018

Welcome to

St James CE Primary School

St James has a long and proud tradition in the area and has served the people of Gorton for many years. Under the guidance of SS Simon and Jude Vantage Academy Trust we aim to ensure that we become the school of choice in the local area and build upon the schools existing strengths in order to provide a rigorous and relevant education for the children in the locality.

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St James re-opened in September 2015 having been subjected to a £350,000 face-lift that is the first stage of creating a truly inspiring learning environment for the pupils and staff.

In Autumn 2018 the school expanded to two form entry with a brand new £3 million junior block. From September 2019 St James will be a two form entry school up to year 5.


Dear Parents and Carers

We believe that St James CE Primary School is a fantastic place to be educated. Dedicated and talented staff  care deeply not only about your child as an individual, but equally as passionate about nurturing  every ounce of potential we can, in the academic, sporting, and musical spheres, as well as developing individual talents in a wider range of activities.

The achievement of very high standards coupled with outstanding behaviour is a bedrock of our success. Happy, secure children learning quickly and well is what we are known for.

We hope that you find our website clear and informative, and if you have any further questions or queries do not hesitate to call us.

Gill Mangnall Principal

St James CE Primary School is a barrier free school with full wheelchair access. They Key Stage 2 building has a lift to the second floor. If you have any questions about disabled access to the school, please contact Mrs Ryder the school administrator on 0161 223 2423.


Vantage Multi Academy Trust already sponsors schools in Bolton, Knowsley and Greater Manchester – including St James Church of...


Vantage and St James

St James is a sponsored academy, becoming part of the SS Simon and Jude Multi Academy Trust T/A Vantage Academy Trust family on 1st March 2015.

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