Orrell St James RC Primary School

"To provide an education for all, which has at its very heart the values and ideals of the teachings of Jesus Christ"


St James' Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 7AA

01942 748455


About Us


Dear Parents


Welcome to St James’ Catholic Primary School.


I hope that this website will give you an idea of what makes St. James’ such a wonderful place to be. It is designed to help parents find out what our school is like and help your child to get the most out of their time here. If you do not have a child attending the school at the moment, we hope it will answer many of the questions you may want to ask. If you already have a child here, we are happy to renew the links that already exist.


St James’ Catholic Primary School is a flourishing community and we are extremely proud of our pupils and their outstanding achievements. At St James’ we believe that children succeed best in an atmosphere where high expectations are underpinned by support and respect as we seek to live out our Mission Statement on a daily basis. It is a friendly and happy environment where staff and children work hard together enabling your child to achieve their best in many different areas of school life. We believe that all our pupils are special, with individual gifts and talents, and we celebrate their successes.


We fully recognise your crucial role as first educators of your children. We, therefore, place great emphasis on a vibrant home/school relationship based on trust, mutual understanding and clear communication.


As well as this website, the school hosts an annual open evening for prospective parents of new Reception children. Informal visits, for in-year admissions, may be made by arranging an appointment.


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact school.


Yours sincerely    


Mr G Hayes