► At St James's, our Catholic faith is at the centre of our school. Our Mission Statement permeates all that we do.
Throughout the year, the Catholic life of the school is enhanced through worship, prayer and liturgies. We regularly celebrate Mass in school, and join our local Parishes for morning Mass. Prayer is embedded into the daily life of the school.
And he said to him:
► “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Our School Mission Statement, Put out into the Deep, has implications for all of us that go beyond our school environment. We recognise that each one of our pupils exist as part of society. Every individual has a duty to share in promoting the welfare of the community and a right to benefit from that welfare. This applies at every level: local, national and international.
► 'In Catholic Education, we are challenged by Christ 'to see his presence in our neighbour, especially the neighbour who suffers or who lacks what is essential to human flourishing.' That is why the poor and disadvantage - in financial, social, academic or spiritual terms - must be our primary concern, so that they can live their lives to the full.'