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Welcome to
The Academy at St James

I would like to welcome you on behalf of the children, staff and governors to the website of The Academy at St James.  Hopefully it will provide all the information you need about our welcoming and vibrant school.

At St James, we strive to provide our children with the very best to ensure they can be successful in whatever they choose to do.  We encourage everybody to work hard, accept challenges and take risks in order to be the best person you can be.

We have high expectations for our children and ask them to persevere, collaborate and use their imagination to fulfil their dreams.  At St James nothing is impossible and we have our slogan, which is:

Aspire, Achieve, Believe!

We ask our children, parents and local community to aspire to the very highest standards possible in all that they do. We do this to provide a platform for the children to achieve their very best and develop into responsible and thoughtful citizens. Our aim is to provide the children with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful lifelong learners.

As a new head, I firmly believe that every moment matters! Our job is to provide an engaging and exciting curriculum for all of our children; it is to develop their literacy and numeracy skills so they can be successful in later life and it is to work hard with parents and our local community to raise aspirations for all.  We want the best possible education for your child and we will make sure that we achieve this by working together.

Everyone can achieve at The Academy at St James and through working in partnership we can create many magical memories for you and your child.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and hope you enjoy our website to see all the fun and exciting things that happen here.

Chris Tolson
Head of School




Year 6 Leavers Party
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Year 6 Leavers Party- more info to follow.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Jul 25 @ 10:42 am – 11:42 am

Year 6 Leavers Assembly- more info to follow.

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition- this event is open to Parents, Carers and the community.

The Academy at St James - Aspire, Achieve, Believe
  • "... excellent day with Year 1's focussing on Dragons. We had nearly 3 hours of Drama- pupils were focussed and involved. It was a pleasure to work with pupils and staff, so well mannered, friendly with a really good positive attitude to school and work!"- Alex Fellowes

  • "I came in to do Drama Workshops for 2 full days and had an outstanding day! We covered Dracula and pupils were enthusiastic, committed and perceptive. Year 3 did Iron Man in the afternoon and this had a really good response to the drama work."- Alex Fellowes

  • "I came in to deliver a day of rap workshops from Authors Abroad. The students were brilliant, really up for the challenge and gave so many ideas and lyrics and we had a lot of engagement and fun. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Loved the day and hope to come again!!"

  • "Kids were all absolutely lovely, interested and eager to learn and contribute. A lovely place!"- Sarah Hallworth

Attendance Last Week