St James's Catholic Primary school serves the parishes of St Margaret's (East Twickenham), St James (Twickenham), St Francis de Sales (Hampton Hill) and St Theodore's (Hampton) and we warmly invite applications from practising Catholic families in these parishes. In recent years, we have been able to offer places to all practising Catholic children from these parishes.
These are the links to the parish boundary maps.
We are a three-form entry school accepting 90 pupils in Reception and 52 in Nursery. The Catholic ethos of St. James’s permeates every aspect of school life, with our key focus being that every individual child grows in the knowledge and love of Christ. We have recently been judged Outstanding by OFSTED (Jan 2015) and the Diocese of Westminster (June 2014). Our SATs results are consistently above the national and local authority averages at Key Stages 1 and 2. In partnership with parents and the whole community, our purpose is to provide a high standard of education, giving the maximum opportunity to realise each child's potential.
A larger school has many benefits for the children including:
Dedicated, specialist staff (e.g. Music, French, Learning Support)
A wealth of experience amongst staff and opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practice
Excellent facilities (large playing fields, separate playgrounds for children of different age groups, ICT suite, two school halls)
Innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The teaching of 'thinking skills' is an important part of the curriculum and we have been accredited as a 'Thinking School' by Exeter University
On-site breakfast and after-school clubs
A large and active parent body which raises significant funds to provide additional facilities for our children, as well as providing many social opportunities
Our warm and caring environment and excellent teaching staff mean that children settle very quickly into life at St James's.
We look forward to welcoming your child to St James's and helping them realise their potential.
A Certificate of Catholic Practice can be obtained from the priest at the church where you normally worship or downloaded from the Diocese of Westminster website.