Welcome to St James's
"Put Out into the deep"
I am delighted to welcome you to St. James’s Catholic Primary School.
Our school motto is ‘Put out into the deep’ and this is evident in everything we do. We are highly ambitious and strive to be the best. St James's has an established reputation for providing an exceptional education, based on the values of living life through Christ.
The quality and dedication of the teaching team who work at the school is an essential factor in the excellent standards maintained.
We want our pupils to learn, achieve and excel inspired by Gospel values, so that they can reflect God's love in their everyday lives. We focus on building self-esteem and confidence so that success can be achieved spiritually, morally and academically. We are committed to high attainment for all learners.
We are a vibrant community, serving four parishes and our curriculum provision is rich and diverse. We believe that academic rigor is not the enemy of creativity. At our school, children master an ambitious curriculum in a systematic way while flourishing in a creative environment.
The wider curriculum is as valued as the core. We have specialist teachers for French, Art, Music and Sport which means our children have access to practitioners who are experts in these areas.
Our school is equipped with first-rate facilities and resources; we have a large library, an outdoor classroom, extensive playing fields, a computing suite and a classroom dedicated to Science and D&T learning.
Our relentless focus on effective teaching and learning, informed by cognitive science, is reflected in our strong academic outcomes. Our performance in national tests is consistently above average and our pupils excel academically in comparison to other pupils locally and nationally.
As a Rights Respecting School, we nurture and develop children who hold the highest expectations of themselves and others.
At St James’s, children learn to contribute to the life of the school and those wider communities to which we all belong. We aim to provide our young people with a wide range of skills and knowledge necessary to become high achievers and leaders in an uncertain and dynamic global society.
We strive to develop open, co-operative and positive relationships between home and school, with parents and carers becoming active partners in their children’s education. Where such relationships exist, then the best foundations for a true education have been laid.
We recognise that a child is deeply influenced by their parents and a Catholic school can only build upon what a parent is doing at home.
I hope our website proves to be a useful source of information and I look forward to meeting you in person soon.
Mr. C. Beatty