12Sep 2022

Dear Parents & Carers, I am writing to confirm that there will be a national bank holiday on 19th September 2022. This is to mark the occasion of the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The Department for Education has confirmed that they are not asking schools to remain open on the day. The school will […]

15Nov 2021

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. This work showcases the excellent dance opportunities that all children receive as part of the school’s dance curriculum created by Natasha Khamjami our dance teacher .

10Mar 2020

The Prophet Jeremiah, Mary, The Innkeeper, Moses, angels, Angel Gabriel, St Jerome (who looked suspiciously like a Jedi), Caesar, Sarah, Satan, Salome, The Three Wise Men (or women, that’s a clue), Roman soldier, Jeroboam, a contemporary Catholic, Egyptian Queen, Shepherd and sheep, Adam and Eve or David and Goliath?

20Jul 2018

St James the Great Primary School were part of ‘Splash Anthology’ this year and performed at the Queen Ellizabeth Hall, Southbank on 11th July. The children received fantastic workshops

06Jul 2018

This will be next Friday and will follow the same pattern as the last two years. The afternoon will see a ‘fair’ when the older children will run stalls and activities for the younger children. Then at 3:30 we will have tables to sit at, some simple food and drink to purchase and some entertainment […]

06Jul 2018

Thank you to everyone who kept our Year 6 children in their prayers last weekend. The children returned on Sunday evening after a packed weekend of dinghy and keel boat sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, raft building and crab catching, to mention a few activities! It was an extremely busy few days and once again we […]

22Dec 2017

We are so very proud of our children and the wonderful Nativity performance that they played for us all recently. We have some amazing actors among us and some truly angelic voices. We do hope that you were able to join us and that you loved the performance as much as we all did. We […]

15Dec 2017

Here are some picture of our amazing choir singing on Peckham Square. The crowd gathering were extremely impressed with our fantastic children as they sang their hearts out. The Square was filled with the familiar sound of Christmas that we all know and love in this festive season. We took some pictures of our choir, […]

30Nov 2017

This week St James the Great had an amazing visit from ‘Eagle Heights’. Eagle Heights is now home to one of the UK’s largest Bird of Prey Centres, currently they have a collection of approximately 100 raptors. This includes over 50 species, many of which are now breeding at the centre or can be seen […]

20Oct 2017

Year 2 visited the South London Gallery this October. They saw an installation by Katharina Grosse called ‘This Drove My Mother Up The Wall’. This art work was painted at the South London Gallery with spray paint. Year 2 then watched a video of North Korean performance art which involved up to 20,000 people making different […]

29Sep 2017

Our year six pupils were very excited to visit the Horniman Museum, open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, the Museums collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and […]

21Sep 2017

Our school councillors, past and present, visit the Houses of Parliament. As a result of the School Council’s work with Peckham Citizens, the children were invited by our constituency MP, The Right Honourable Harriet Harman to visit the Houses of Parliament. Our councillors had a fascinating tour and even got to meet a Lord who […]

15Sep 2017

The children studied the book ‘Maps’ by Aleksandra and Daniel  Mizielinska. This was the inspiration behind our Flag Parade for all children from the Nursery to Year 6. We took some pictures, which can be seen in the gallery below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

16Jun 2017

Children in Year 5 take part in this year’s Royal Yachting Association  ‘Start Sailing’ course at Docklands Sailing and Watersport’s Centre. In week two the children learn to rig the mast and sails and then sail their Optimists around a simple course. The fine day was also quite a gusty one. Just what a sailor […]

16Jun 2017

All children who received their 1st Holy Communion came to school ready to celebrate the great occasion. After a special assembly in school, the children walked to church in their finery. Once there they spent some time in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and were led in thoughtful prayer by Fr Jack. Afterwards they […]

20Jul 2016

Below is a video showing our Year 5 & 6 classes taking part in a fantastic show at the Royal Festival Hall, it was this years Southwark ‘Splash’ event and was called ‘Shakespearia’. To watch the video, please click on the play button.

20Jul 2016

Year 6 children were fortunate to get a special pre opening visit to the Landrover BAR centre in Portsmouth. This is where the British Americas Cup  team are based and cutting edge technology is used to trial and develop the amazing flying boats, or foiling catamarans, that will be used for the oldest sporting competition […]

19May 2016

The May procession was an amazing success at St James the Great Primary School. The children had an amazing time and the band played beautifully. We took a few pictures which can be seen on the homepage and in the small gallery below. For a larger view, please click on the thumbnails below. [Show slideshow]

07Apr 2016

St James the Great Catholic Primary School is proud to announce the launch of its brand new website. Our new website is jam packed with a plethora of both exciting and important content relating to our school.Our new website also houses all of the current technological advances now becoming more and more of a requirement […]