‘We treat each other as Jesus teaches us’
At St James Catholic Primary School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced education for every child in a happy, caring and welcoming community.
We are concerned above all with promoting the well being and achievement of all children. Every member of our Catholic Community is a gift from God and we endeavour to encourage and support them in developing their own particular gifts and aptitudes.
As a Catholic School, Gospel Values of caring for each other, treating each other as Jesus teaches us, are found in all areas of school life. We also hope to make prayer, worship and liturgy both meaningful and relevant experience for all.
All staff, led by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, R.E Coordinator and Governors are aware that the school's foundations are built on the Catholic faith and beliefs and that it is our shared responsibility to transmit the Catholic faith to the children in our care. All staff receive regular in-service training as part of their
continuous professional development. Staff pray and work together to support each other in providing the very best Religious Education possible for the pupils.
Learning in RE is at the core of the curriculum and we ensure that the Bishop’s directive is followed in allocating 10% of curriculum time to RE lessons. The Governing Committee, led by the Chair and the Governor responsible for RE, provide outstanding support and commitment to the central place of RE in the school.