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Enterprise Week

March 2022

In March we raised money for Enterprise Week but selling items we had made in class.

We managed to raise £322 thank you to everyone who donated. 


Christmas Church Raffle

December 2021

In December we sold Christmas raffle tickets for Church. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

We managed to raise £1,700.


Red Nose Day Fundraiser


In March we raised money for Red Nose Day Fundraiser by asking children to come in their own clothes or dressed up as a Superhero for a donation and we sold Red Noses. We raised an amazing £600.50 


Children in Need 2020


On Friday 13th November we raised money for Children in Need by wearing something spotty and selling Pudsey Merchandise. We will update this page when we know the full amount raised. Thank you to all our parents and families for their very generous donations. 

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On Tuesday 17th December 3.15pm-5.30pm the PPTA are holding a Film Night that will present Toy Story 4. Tickets are £5 each and include a hot dog, sweets and a drink. Payable via ParentPay. 




Thank you to all our families for supporting this amazing cause.


Cake Sale for Fire Fighter £180


Thank you to all who supported our cake sale. £180.00 was raised for a local family in need. Well done to Will and Charlie for leading the event!! 


2nd in Lancashire


Our fabulous Cricket team came 2nd in the whole of Lancashire on Tuesday 10th September 2019. What a great way to start the new school year! 




To all parents and friends of St James the Less, thank you for your support for our canopy. All contributions have amassed an amazing £20,000 to buy a very impressive canopy. This means that our infant children will be able to use the outdoors in all weather conditions. Special thanks to those who have given their personal ,me to make this happen as well as all those who have contributed financially. Our school could not have achieved this without your support.


Operation Encompass


There are currently no procedures for reporting Domestic Abuse incidents to schools which means that our children are left without the support and nurture that they need when they need it most. Operation Encompass has been created to address this so that by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved, heard or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.



Operation Encompass Leads

Gary Hall (Headteacher/Lead DSL)

Emma Dickinson (Deputy DSL)


Lent Boxes

March 2022

In March we raised money for St Joseph's Penny Box Appeal, this year we designed out own boxes.

We managed to raise £167.57 thank you to everyone who donated. 


Bags 2 School

November 2021

In November we raised money for school by donating clothes to Bag 2 School. Thank you to everyone who helped and donated clothes.

We managed to raise £46.50. 


Down Syndrome Support Group Fundraiser


In March we raised money for Down Syndrome Support Group Fundraiser by  asking children to come in their own clothes for a donation and we sold Gingerbread men biscuits for £1 each. We raised an amazing £193.65. 


CAFOD Sponsored Walk October 2020


On Friday 9th October we did a Sponsored Walk to raise money for CAFOD. We raised an amazing £1234.50. 


Children In Need £362.82 


On Friday 15th November we raised an amazing £362.82 in our non-uniform day for Children In Need. We thank all of our supportive parents, children and families.

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As you are probably aware we’ve already filled one poster👍

This evening I would like to announce our amazing parents, families & staff accepted the challenge & have completed the 2nd poster💪

This is absolutely fantastic🙌

Thank you 😊




Thank you to all our families for supporting this amazing cause.

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Y6 Picnic in the Park


Year 6 had a lovely day in the park on Monday 15th July and they managed to enjoy the sunshine along with an ice-cream! 


Champions Again


Our amazing team have won first place at Catholic Sports morning again!  

We have been first for12 years!! 

Well done!


Momo Info


Momo Challenge in ‘Peppa Pig and Fortnite videos’ as YouTube and Instagram fail to remove ‘dangerous’ clips despite self-harm warnings HEADTEACHERS and parents have warned sick web suicide game Momo is being spliced into seemingly innocent YouTube videos of Peppa Pig and Fortnite. Kids have reportedly been left terrified after the disturbing character - which has been linked to two children's deaths - emerged on their screens. Meanwhile, YouTube and Instagram has failed to take down 'Momo Challenge' videos despite a warning by police in Northern Ireland. Momo Challenge is a 'suicide challenge' game on social media in which players are threatened to follow 'orders' from the scary-looking avatar. Northolt Community Special School in Hull, East Yorks, issued a warning to parents today after pupils were reportedly targeted on YouTube. The school said: "We are aware that some nasty challenges (Momo challenge) are hacking into children's programmes. "Challenges appear midway through Kids YouTube, Fortnight, Peppa pig to avoid detection by adults. "Please be vigilant with your child using IT, images are very disturbing."


PARENTS SHARE MOMO HORROR STORIES Parents have previously told The Sun Online how the character, which was originally created by a Japanese artist with no links to the game, has appeared on their child's YouTube videos. One mum, from Swindon, said her six-year-old son was watching a gaming channel when the creature popped up and warned "I'm going to kill you". She said: "The video paused half way through - but he didn’t press pause. "Then the Momo face popped up and was making weird noises, he couldn’t hear everything it said but it was saying ‘I’m going to kill you’ and he thinks it said ‘I will hurt your friends’. Then the Momo face popped up and was making weird noises, he couldn’t hear everything it said but it was saying ‘I’m going to kill you’ One Mum Speaking To The Sun Online "He turned it off straight away and ran downstairs. He was absolutely terrified. "He wouldn’t leave my side at all after it happened. He wouldn’t stay in a room alone and he had to sleep with me in my bed last night. "He asked for our German shepherd to sleep on my bed also so she could chase away Momo if she got into my room."


POLICE MONITORING CHILLING THREAT Police Service of Northern Ireland has said it is liaising with other UK forces over the 'disturbing game'. Detective Sergeant Elaine McCormill said: "This extremely disturbing challenge conceals itself within other harmless looking games or videos played by children and when downloaded, it asks the user to communicate with 'Momo' via popular messaging applications such as WhatsApp. "It is at this point that children are threatened that they will be cursed or their family will be hurt if they do not self-harm." But despite the warning scores of videos featuring the Momo Challenge - some featuring images of self-harm - remain live on YouTube and Instagram. Charity Kidscape has said that social media companies are "not doing enough" to protect children from harmful or distressing content such as Momo. A YouTube spokesman said: "YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that's intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm or death. We remove flagged videos that violate our policies."


Own clothes day

February 2022

In February we held an own clothes day to our PPTA raise funds.

We managed to raise £217. Thank you to all who donated. 


World Downs Syndrome Day


In July we raised money for World Downs Syndrome Day by asking children to plant a sun flower seed to pot around school. We asked for a £1 donation from parents as part of the fundraiser. We were very lucky where Lea Brook Garden centre donated seeds and compost for our special fundraiser. Huge thankyou! 

We managed to raise £112.00 thank you to everyone who donated. 


Poppy Appeal 2020


We raised money for the Poppy Appeal again this year by selling Poppy Merchandise and having a own clothes day for £1 per child. We are delighted to announce we raised £476.18.


Downs Syndrome Fundraiser Day Fri 20th March 2020


On Friday 20th March we will be holding a fundraiser day for World Downs Syndrome Day. Children are to wear bright coloured mismatched socks and donations can be made via Parentpay. 

We are also selling edible Gingerbread socks that will be sold on the day at £1 each - CASH ONLY.


Rossendale Hospice Penny Pinching £178.99


We raised an amazing £178.99 in our Penny Pinching fundraiser for Rossendale Hospice. We thank all of our supportive parents, children and families.


Ghana Fundraiser £211


The PPTA raised £211 for Miss Merrifield who visited Ghana at October half term. They did a raffle for a hamper and a signed Burnley football. Thank you to all our families and children who helped.

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Aldi Free School Kit


Our amazing parents, families & staff have completed the Aldi poster! Can we accept the challenge to fill another one! #BringItOn


Heritage Tea Party


A Massive THANK YOU to all those who helped and/or baked/donated cakes....! Your never ending kindness is always appreciated by all. 

All visitors/grandparents had a lovely time and really enjoyed the food. 


Cricket Team through to finals


Our fabulous Year 5 Cricket Team are through to the finals on Wednesday 22nd May 2019! 

Well done!

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