St James’ Primary is a successful school that is at the heart of its community. There are strong links with the parish church and these enhance the spiritual and moral development of the people we serve.

At St James’ we are committed to providing a high standard of Catholic education for all pupils in a friendly and welcoming environment. We recognise that every child has their own, unique set of gifts and talents and ensure that there are opportunities for these to be developed.  The school  teaches children that we share values common to all faiths, namely love and respect for one another, Peace, Justice and belief in Equality. We teach our children about other faiths, in order to foster respect and tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs.

We provide an exciting curriculum that prepares children to become active members of society. We aim to inspire all of our pupils, to rise to the challenges that will enable them to develop the skills and personal qualities they need, in order to embrace the future with confidence. St James’ has consistently high standards of achievement. This high achievement is a result of outstanding teaching and learning, hard work from the pupils and support from parents. (more…)


Please bring in 4 pint Milk Containers.

Please can everyone try to bring in as many 4 pint milk containers as you can for Year 3s art project. Thank you very much

Year 6 – Marie Curie Cancer Care

Well done to year 6 for supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Meeting – e-safety for parents! 7pm 25th February!

Come along and here about current safety concerns surrounding technology and how you can keep your children safe.

Mathletics at St. James’!!

The demo went extremely well yesterday! Mathletics will enable children to engage their maths skills in an enjoyable way.  The demonstration period will continue until the 24th February, after which a link will be made available from this website.

Young Voices at the O2 – 29/01/15

Last night the choir went to the O2 to sing with the Young Voices Choir for St James’ first appearance at this series of concerts. The evening was absolutely phenomenal and was an experience that I am sure both the children and accompanying adults and teachers will never forget. The Young Voices choir, when assembled,

Moon Watch! Monday 26th January at 6.00pm – A great success!

Thank you to all the parents and children who came to view the Moon through telescopes on Monday evening.  The Orpington Astronomers were delighted with the interest.  We were rewarded by great close ups of the Moon and even Jupiter later in the evening.  One of our pupils reported seeing the Lovejoy Comet.  The astronomers

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