Vision and Ethos

St. James the Great is a Catholic primary school. In partnership with the home and parish we aim to develop and strengthen the faith of each individual by living according to Christian values. We aim to educate our children to enable them to reach their full potential, spiritually, academically and socially in order that their lives are brought to fulfilment in God.

Children’s Mission Statement

“Doing our best for God, for other people and for ourselves.”

Primary Education is critical to the development of a child and provides a foundation for his/her future life.

At St James the Great we aim to ensure that all pupils achieve their full educational potential.

When children leave our school they should:

  • have learnt the skills and knowledge required in the National Curriculum to the   best of their ability.
  • have developed a lively, enquiring mind and the ability to question and discuss rationally.
  • be able to successfully progress to secondary education.

Christianity is the cornerstone upon which our school is built. We aim to achieve a caring and stable Catholic community, based on the teachings of the Gospel, in which all children are seen to be valued.

We aim to help our children understand the world we live in and to develop respect for religious and moral values and understanding of other races, religions and ways of life. Equality of opportunity is at the core of our Catholic school values.

“True education enables us to love life and opens to us the fullness of life.”

Pope Francis.