I've decided to try out Wordpress for the first time, so apologies if this is a nooby question. I want to try and make a basic template website, based on something that was already provided. I currently have a local static website (html, css & js files) and would like to import this into Wordpress so I can manage my content through them. Is there any way to do this?
You need to create a custom theme from your static website. Many tutorials about that for example here http://www.wpexplorer.com/create-wordpress-theme-html-1/
Then You just copy your's content into pages,posts or custom post type in CMS. If you got a lot of content, you can create xml or csv file, and import It to wordpress.