We are a church school – what does that mean?
As a church school, St James’ aims to develop its religious character taking into account the principles of the Church of England and promotes Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils.
At St James’ Church of England Primary School, we believe it is important to develop core values by which to live and which help to develop a moral and spiritual awareness.
Our aim is to provide a happy, secure and Christian learning environment in which every child can achieve academic and personal success.
Our Schools Christian Values
Being a Church of England Primary school means we embrace the following Christian Values:
Our Acts of Collective Worship
We seek to explore the meanings of the core values and their significance through weekly acts of worship delivered by Father Rodney Middleton. The daily act of Christian collective worship plays a central role in the life and work at St James’ School. It provides us with valuable opportunities to reaffirm our values and ethos. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other. Through collective worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present.
Each year we hold a Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Leaver’s Service in St James’ Church. These services are led by the children with input from St James’ church. Parent are very welcome to join us for these important events in the school year.