Aims & Ethos

Our Aims

  • To equip the children with the confidence and the skills to learn academically, vocationally, socially and spiritually and to take responsibility for their learning and actions.
  • To provide a stimulating, high quality curriculum which is fully inclusive develops potential and enables achievement and enjoyment for all children in our care.
  • To provide a safe, happy and healthy environment in which children are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  • To create a welcoming school community, in which all families are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education.
  • To encourage all pupils to make a valuable contribution to the school, local and wider communities.
  • To develop respect and consideration for the beliefs, differences and ways of life of everyone involved in the school.
  • To enable children to explore and discuss faith and worship, working from a Christian foundation, in the context of a multi-faith society.

Our Ethos Statement

St James’ Church of England Primary School provides the highest quality education within the context of caring Christian beliefs and practices, in close affiliation with St. Philip and St. James’ Church. Our curriculum connects home, school and church, and reinforces the fact that the values we celebrate in school shape the whole of our children’s lives. Children, of any faith or none, are given the opportunity to develop their own spirituality, to be curious and ask big questions, to celebrate and to make good choices.

At St. James’ the children are at the heart of everything we do.  Each and every child is cherished and given the best educational opportunities in order that they can realise their potential.