On behalf of the Governing Body may I welcome you to Kettleshulme St James CE (VA) Primary School and assure you that you have made an excellent choice for your son or daughter.

We are all proud of the life at Kettleshulme St James, the positive learning environment in which the children work, the quality teaching from dedicated staff, the achievement of our sports teams, extra-curricular activities that we offer, our musical skills, the good behaviour of our children – it is quite a list.  We aim to help every child achieve their full potential during their time at Kettleshulme.

Parental involvement in all aspects of school life is greatly encouraged at Kettleshulme St JamesPrimary School, whether it is volunteering (or helping if you prefer) – when extra pairs of hands and eyes are needed for practical or extra-curricular activities, and to help out at our fabulous PTA events or  in running the PTA as a registered charity, and to stand when there is an election to our board of governors.

We have always enjoyed very close links with all the high schools children attend when they leave us.  We are a feeder school for Tytherington School and our children have also gone on to attend Poynton High School, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Hope Valley College, Buxton Community School, New Mills School, Kings’ School and Beech Hall in Macclesfield, and Stockport Grammar School.  It is our aim to ensure a smooth transition for all our pupils when they move to the next phase of their education.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Kettleshulme St James Primary School.

Chair of Governors

Governors Information

Name of Governor Term of Office Office Held Pecuniary Interests
Rev Margaret Jones (Vice Chair) 01/12/2012 – Ex Officio Foundation Governor None
Beryl Axcell 01/09/2104 – 31/08/2018 Foundation Governor None
Julia Carter (Chair) 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2021 Foundation Governor None
Joanne Coward 05/05/2016 – 04/05/2020 Parent Governor None
Gillian Thompson 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018 Foundation Governor None
Joanne Lancaster 20/01/2018 – 19/01/2022 Foundation Governor Yes – husband diocesan consultant for school
Donald Pries 01/09/2014 – 31/08/2018 Foundation Governor None
Sophie Harvey 29/09/2016 – 28/09/2020 Parent Governor None
VACANT 00/00/0000 – 00/00/0000 Foundtion Governor None
Dominic Medway 01/03/2017 – 31/02/2021 LA Governor None
Paul Quirk 20/02/2008 – Ex Officio Headteacher None
Hazel Hindle 09/02/2013 – 08/02/2017 Teacher Governor None