Welcome to

Bristol Cathedral School

A 21st Century School for boys and girls


Bristol Cathedral School has been linked with St. James’s School, Jinja, since 1990. St. James’s is an independent co-educational secondary school near the centre of Jinja, a major town on the northern shore of Lake Victoria .

A classroom in St. James's School

Each year two of our Gap Year students spend six months teaching at St. James’s. They also teach at other secondary schools such as Lords Meade Vocational College . We are now establishing contacts with Busede College , Bugaya, a secondary school in a rural area. Our students have also helped at local nursery and primary schools.


Each year a teacher from St. James’s visits B.C.S. for a month in the autumn. He/she shares his/her experiences of Uganda with us and gets involved in our classroom activities, our school trips and a variety of other events. There are also visits to Jinja by members of the B.C.S. staff.

Martin Adakun, Head of Physics at St. James’s, will be visiting us in 2004

Martin Adakun
Muhammad Rashid

In 2003 B.C.S. introduced a scholarship scheme to enable children from impoverished families to attend St. James’s. One of these is Muhammad Rashid, a homeless orphan. Muhammad lives in a tiny room in St. James’s and earns money by cutting the grass at the school.


The 2004 school trip “adopted” a needy family near Kamuli as part of an “Adopt-a-Granny” scheme. The “Granny” is in fact a widowed mother with four children, shown standing in front of their house.

Entertaining the students at Lords Meade Vocational College

There were school trips to Uganda in 2002 and 2004. Students took part in debates and concerts and football matches with our hosts at St. James’s School and Lords Meade. They also enjoyed the sights of Uganda including the wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park and rafting on the Nile .

The School has supported other charities in Uganda . We recently donated a television and video to the Children’s Hospital. We have also supported the Busoga Trust who supply clean water to rural areas.
A lady from the village with a jerry-can of water from the new well

Bristol Cathedral School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS. Tel 0117 929 1872
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