St James the Great Catholic Primary School

Friday 4th March  2022

Dear Parent / Guardian,

We are now past the mid-point of this academic year, the days are lengthening and Spring is here. It is great to see how well the children are engaging with their learning in all classes and there is growing sense of optimism about being able to get out and about in our great city and further afield. Along with planned visits to art galleries and other local places of interest we have our two residential school journeys to look forward to in the near and not too distant future. The season of Lent has begun and so we also turn our attention to the three tenants of this time. Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. We look forward to the things that we can do. Please pray for peace in our world.

Our Lady Queen of Peace. Pray for us


Flaxyard Site development – entrance to school.

The Main Entrance to the school on Peckham Road will now be the only entrance during the construction period.

Start Times and morning entry

(Adjustment for the Flaxyard development)

Nursery children and one Parent or Guardian to enter the school site from 8:40. The adult can accompany their child through the main playground to the Nursery gate entrance in time for the start of class at 8:45am sharp. Adults must then leave the playground and make their way off site.

Years Reception to Year 6 children enter the main gate from 8:45 the main playground gate will open at 8:50 and classes will line up at 8:58


End of the day routine

All classes will be collected from the playground. Nursery from 3:20 Year R to Year 6 at 3:30. Entry and exit via the playground will still include the route through the carpark to ease the pressure on the narrow playground gate.


Uniform and PE Kit

We will expect all children in full school uniform and children will continue to come to school in PE kit on the designated day(s). We pray that, with the help of God, we will continue to have a safe, happy and successful year of learning at our school.

Home Learning Resources:

Visit our home learning page for a plethora of fantastic links and downloads for parents and children to have some fun learning time at home. 

Southwark’s Winter of Food and Fun, 2021

I’m delighted to let you know that this winter, Southwark Council will be hosting Southwark’s Winter of Food and Fun. To find out more and if you are eligible, please click on the links below.

Year 5 Stubbers Adventure Centre

Click on the link below to follow our Year 5 children as they embarked ona wonderful adventure to the Stubbers Adventure Centre.


Dance – Modern Maypole

Year 5 & 6 children from St James the Great working with artists ‘Isabel+Helen’ in July 2021, creating a modern take on the Maypole Dance…


UPDATE (COVID): Here is a letter to all parents about how we will work together to keep our school community safe.  Also check out our Policies Section for other actions related to Covid-19.

The Wednesday Word:

Here is a link to The Wednesday Word. Please take time every week to share this with your children.






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