St James C of E Primary School

Welcome to our school website which I hope you will find both informative and a reflection of what is happening here at St. James School. We are a church school and our Christian values underpin a lot of our work and aspirations both for the children and the whole school community.


Watch out for more news on this term's ideas from our School Council.

Our School Council

We are confident, compassionate and creative in our beliefs

Shiloh and Isabel from Year 6, Scarlett and Teddy from Year 5, Joseph and Pola  from Year 4 Oak, Zane and Lily from Year 4 Ash, Charlie and Sophia from Year 3 Lime and Rory and Haroun from Year 3 Elm


At St James School, we have a very active and enthusiastic School Council which is an important part of school life. It is the voice of the children in our school and their hearing and learning about their opinion and views matters a great deal to us. So much so that one of our school governors sits in on all School Council meetings so that they are able to feed back at full Governor meetings on any issues raised the children,

The Council is made up of a boy and girl from each of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who have been elected by their class members at the beginning of the school year. There is an official Chair and Secretary and they meet as a body at least twice a term to discuss ideas that have been raised by the children with the Head teacher or Teaching and learning manager.

The children listen to their classes and bring forward issues and ideas, then the Council vote and decide on what to put into motion. They undertake to plan and organise at least one charity event per term. Last year the School Council decided to raise money to improve a play space at the Whittington Hospital,

Congratulations to our new School Council!

Our School Council - the election process

Our new School Council will be elected every year in October.  Every child from Year 3 to Year 6 who wants to be considered for election need to write a speech and made a presentation to their classes.  The children in each class will then vote for their favourite boy and girl candidate to represent their year.