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
    Executive Principal

Coronavirus Information
We are following the guidelines from Public Health England and further support and advice can be sought by visiting their website:

 Click here to visit – Public Health England

Covid Guidance
If anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you MUST NOT send your child(ren) to school. The whole household should isolate until a negative test result is received. If a positive test result is received, the guidance provided with the result must be followed.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

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