Each parent or legal guardian of a pupil at St James shall ipso facto be a member of "The Friends of St James", whilst their child is a pupil at St James. The objectives of "The Friends" are:
- To harness the energy and talents of parents to promote the welfare of St James and its pupils through the provision of a broad range of voluntary services. This includes fund-raising activities to meet the specific needs of the school.
- To provide a channel of communication between parents, the Headmaster and the Board of Governors, complimentary to existing channels. The chairperson of The Friends is a full member of the Board of Governors.
The Friends meet once a month.