Welcome to St James’ Church of England Academy

I am delighted to welcome you to St James’ Church of England Academy website.

I believe that every child deserves an inspiring education in a safe, stimulating and engaging environment, which encourages independent reflection. Every child matters, every moment of every day.

At St James’ we deliver a creative curriculum which ignites children’s interest in the world around them, both locally and world-wide, and is underpinned with thorough assessment so we know exactly how your child is progressing and what the next steps of their learning should be. Behaviour at St James’ is outstanding and the warm, caring atmosphere in the school is frequently commented upon by visitors. 

We have a great team of staff and governors here and we are all very proud of our school, the children and their achievements. Each and every member of staff and governor has an important part to play and is here because they want to make a difference. We believe every child should be valued and celebrated as an individual, as each and every one of us has something to offer and should never be afraid to fail, because that is when we learn the most.

Working closely with and supporting the local community is of great importance to us all at St James’. We are a church school and Christian Values lie at the heart of what we do. We are all role models and respect for others is a fundamental life skill.  We are supplying our children with skills for life and not just for secondary school and I am passionate about making a difference.  In years to come I want our children to look back on their time at St James’ and be proud of their foundations.

We look forward to a successful partnership with you, and are confident that your child’s years at this school will be both happy and fulfilling. 


  • Mrs A. Devaney
    Principal & Executive Principal

Coronavirus Information

Lockdown Challenge

Dear Parents / Carers,

We have decided to set ourselves a fitness challenge during this lockdown period! Many children and parents have informed us that they’re participating in exercise with their children. Some have even gone as far as informing us the distance they have travelled according to their Fitbits! We thought it would be a great idea to see just how far we could travel before the lockdown ends. We have, therefore, set ourselves a challenge to race across Great Britain!

Starting at Lizard Point, the most southerly point of England, we will see how long it takes us to travel all the way to John o’Groats in Scotland! We will all work together to make the journey and we can accumulate mileage when running, walking or cycling! Grandparents can also get involved! All you have to do is send an email to Mr Jowett (mjowett@stjameshull.co.uk) with the distance you have travelled and we will add it to our combined distance! Each week, we will inform you (via Twitter / the school website) as to how far we have travelled!

I particularly enjoy RE as I like learning more about God and Jesus, there is more and more to learn every day.

Matilda, Year 6

My favourite subject is maths because it is fun as well as challenging!

Lily-Grace, Year 6

I love the exciting trips that we go on, they make me think about the future and my future career.

Olivia, Year 6

I learn something new every day, then I like to go home and do more research, particularly about out topic.

Cailen, Year 5

The books we read in school have inspired me to read more at home; I really enjoy reading every day.

Jack, Year 5

St James is like one big family, we look after each other and I feel safe here.

Millie, Year 5