Success Stories

Enoch Wong: Former Head Boy (2007 - 2011)

Enoch attended St. James’ for four years and made the most of every second whilst here. He attended the cadets weekly, took part in many of the sports and activities and appointed Head Boy in his final year. He achieved A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Biology and B grades in Physics and Chemistry. He then gained a place at his first choice University and went on to study Biomedical Science at Durham University.
After his graduation, Enoch joined the RAF as an Officer, obtained his Commission in 2015; completed elementary flying training last year, and is currently undergoing helicopter flying training with the aim to become a frontline Chinook pilot.

 

Nicolas Kong St. James' pupil (2004 to 2011)

Nicolas was a member of the St. James’ family for 7 years. He was a well liked and social member of the school and boarding house and took part in all aspects of school life. He grew in confidence over the years and made fantastic progress, achieving A*, A, B and C at A Level and gained a place at his first choice University to study Pharmacy at Queens University in Belfast. Nick has now graduated and is working as a Pre-Reg Pharmacist.

 

 

Francis Mortin St. James' pupil (1998 - 2009)

Frank joined St. James’ School in teh Prep Department and remained with us throughout his Senior Career. Leaving us with 2 B’s and a D in English, German and Physics.

Gaining a place at Hull University to study Law in 2009, Frank gained a 2:1 with honours in 2012; followed by a Distinction in his Masters degree the following year (LLM International Business Law), graduating as first in his class and being awarded the Fred Materson Dissertation Prize for getting the best Dissertation in that academic year at the University in 2014.

Frank began his working life in the Family Team at Blacks Solicitors LLP in Leeds. Within 6 months he was offered a Training Contract at the firm. During this period he also qualified as a Civil and Commercial Mediator in 2015.

Frank then returned to his studies and achieved his second Masters Degree (MSc Law Business and Management awarded with Merit) from the University of Law in 2016.

Frank began his Training Contract with Blacks Solicitors LLP in September 2016 and has so far worked in their Corporate and Commercial Team and currently work in their Commercial Dispute Resolution Team.

Not only has Frank been successful within his career and studies; but he has also excelled withn his hobby as a bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast.

Competing at the BNBF North East 2016, he finished in third place in the novice category and was invited to the British Finals. This year, Frank competed at national fitness expo at Bodypower 2017.

He is also a Krav Maga (self defence) Instructor. Having trained with Spartans Academy of Krav Maga since 2013; he became an licenced instructor under Protect International in April 2016 and is due to start teaching classes with Spartans Academy in late 2017.