St James’ Primary is a successful school that is at the heart of its community. There are strong links with the parish church and these enhance the spiritual and moral development of the people we serve.
At St James’ we are committed to providing a high standard of Catholic education for all pupils in a friendly and welcoming environment. We recognise that every child has their own, unique set of gifts and talents and ensure that there are opportunities for these to be developed. The school teaches children that we share values common to all faiths, namely love and respect for one another, Peace, Justice and belief in Equality. We teach our children about other faiths, in order to foster respect and tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs.
We provide an exciting curriculum that prepares children to become active members of society. We aim to inspire all of our pupils, to rise to the challenges that will enable them to develop the skills and personal qualities they need, in order to embrace the future with confidence.
St James’ has consistently high standards of achievement. This high achievement is a result of outstanding teaching and learning, hard work from the pupils and support from parents.
’St. James’ encourages an inquiring mind and has high expectations for the children’ (parent)
‘Children are happy in an environment that is well balanced and focused upon learning and where they learn to become good people’. (parent)
‘St. James’ produces well mannered, confident and caring children’. (parent)
Children thrive where there are excellent relationships between Home, School and Parish. These relationships are clearly in place and working for the benefit of our children. St James’ fosters productive partnerships that are built upon mutual respect.
We welcome you to join with us as we walk in the footsteps of Christ.
St. James’ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Lisa Weeks, Head Teacher