Type of School
The Academy at St. James is a two form entry, co-educational school for children aged 3 years to 11 years.
There are places for 336 children in school. There is room for 60 children in each year group and 52 in nursery. There are 14 classes of 30 pupils, with 2 classes from reception through to Year 6. Each class has at least one full time teacher (or equivalent) and learning support staff who are present to help all children achieve specific learning goals as directed by the teacher.
A Faith School
The Academy at St. James is a diocesan sponsored multi-faith academy. We are all committed to the education and welfare of the children in our care and together we have identified what makes our schools distinctive.
- Our Faith School’s success is based on strong and welcoming links between school, home, church and the community.
- Our Faith School gives high priority to the spiritual development of all in the community.
- Our Faith School is distinguished by the special character of its religious education and Christian worship and within this teaches an understanding of and respect for other faiths.
- In our Faith School, Christian values are built into our ethos and teaching.
In our school we believe that what we provide enables children to develop and grow with confidence and will ensure positive memories and lasting benefits that will remain forever.
British Values and Prevent
The Academy at St. James actively promotes British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, to ensure our children are prepared for life in modern Britain.
The Academy at St. James is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children. Every member of staff recognises that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society.
The School Day
Our school at The Academy at St. James begins with morning registration at 8.45am and school finishes at 3.15pm- Monday to Friday. Our KS1 children have break time at 11.00-11.15am and our KS2 children have break at 10.30-10.45am.