Global Links


St. James’ School, Uganda

In summer term 2012 we invited Madam Gerry Hambridge into school to talk about St. James’ Primary School and Orphan Care in the village of Nakakabala in Uganda.  This introductory meeting was swiftly followed by a whole school assembly to introduce St. James’ to all our pupils and every class participated in interactive workshops to discover more about this remarkable school which we hope to develop strong links with over the next few years.

In February 2013 we held our first whole school Uganda Day and raised a fantastic £500 whilst having great fun for our new link school in Uganda.  Madam Gerry personally hand delivered our letters and hands of friendship to the children of St. James’ when she visited in October 2013.   Our fundraising has provided toys, teaching materials, mosquito nets and more recently doors and windows. What a differerence we have made to the lives of those less fortunate than us!

When Madam Gerry returned to St James’ she sent regular reports and photographs back to school which provided a great insight the daily life in and out of a school with a very different culture to Cheadle Heath!

When we started our building work in autumn 2013 we are decided to design pictures of what we could see through our windows at home and school and raised money for new windows at St James’. To show their appreciation, the people of St James’ built and named a road after our school … Cheadle Heath Road!

Look at the map below to see where Uganda is.

Want to read more? Click on the links below!


*** LATEST *** Read Madam Gerry’s autumn term 2013 letter here. *** LATEST ***

Read Madam Gerry’s spring term 2013 newsletter here.

Read Madam Gerry’s autumn term 2012 newsletter here.

Read Madam Gerry’s initial introductory letter here.