Our Vision And Ethos
Learning to live, living to learn, learning from Christ
Our ambition, underpinned by our Christian faith, is to provide an outstanding education for all our children,
which develops and nurtures the whole child so each individual can flourish confidently in life, now and the future.
We believe as a Church of England school, in Jesus' promise of life in all its fullness. We are all created in the image of God and so we respect the inherent worth of every child. It is our duty and privilege to provide the best possible education for all our children.
We will deliver an excellent education academically and for the whole person.
We promote an inclusive, nurturing culture based on our Christian values, which fosters hope and aspiration, values each individual (pupil and teacher) and supports their emotional well being. We ensure that each child has a voice and is treated with dignity and respect.
We deliver a safe environment for effective and fun learning and teaching. We use our unique location and environment imaginatively
We work together as a vibrant community with our children, parents, St James Church, and our neighbourhood
We want every child to enjoy their time at St James Primary School, flourishing and excelling whilst they are with us. They will leave us ready for the next stage of education, prepared for life long learning.
We offer a breadth of curriculum opportunities by collaborating with other schools and using our resources creatively, enabling our children to thrive and broaden their horizons.
Nisi dominus frustra
Unless the LORD builds the house we labour in vain. Psalm 127 v1
When we asked our children what makes our school different or special, here's what they said...