Monday 28th October - INSET DAY (School is closed for children) -------- Tuesday 29th October - School Opens for Autumn 2 term -------- Wednesday 30th October - Halloween Discos, see Facebook and Dojo for info -------- Thursday 31st October - Donaldson House Point Party in the afternoon - children to bring party clothes -------- Friday 1st November - Year 1 Spotlight Assembly
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St James' Catholic Primary School"We belong to the loving family of St James”

Welcome toSt James' Catholic Primary School"We belong to the loving family of St James”

School Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement


"We belong

to the loving family

of St James' "


In January 2012, teachers, staff, pupils and parents contributed to the renewal of our Mission Statement, which accurately reflects the Catholic ethos of our school.  St James' has an historical tradition of a family atmosphere and care shown by everyone connected to the school.  All children and staff contributed to the tree in our main corridor.  This tree contains many of the key words and phrases through which we believe our Mission Statement is lived out in school.


Through the creation of our tree, and in our Mission Statement, we live out scripture in our daily lives:


"We, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf." (1 Corinthians 10:17)

Our educational aims


At St James, we:

Provide opportunities for the whole school community to fulfil their potential.

We do this by:

 Offering a broad, balanced, differentiated and enjoyable curriculum, with a variety of extra-curricular activities

 Successfully communicating information to others;

Providing relevant training for the whole school community;

Celebrating all achievements and successes.

Living our lives through Christ

At St James, we:

Follow, as St James did, in the footsteps of Christ.

Witness the gospel values of: forgiveness, respect, tolerance, trust, care and compassion.

We do this:

Through different forms of worship;

By inviting guests to share their faith and beliefs;

By helping others through the support of CAFOD, the Good Shepherd and Shoebox Appeal;

By welcoming everyone to St James.


Being part of our community

At St James, we:

Develop and build upon positive relationships between our home, school and parish communities.

We do this by:

Inviting the parish into school and supporting church and community life;

Having an open door policy of welcome;

Developing and sustaining a vibrant and active PTFA.