Our School Uniform
The school has a strict uniform code of plaid skirt / navy blue trousers and royal blue cardigan or jumper with the school logo. White shirt and a school blazer and tie (compulsory for Years 3 to 6) and black shoes. We do not allow children to wear trainers as part of the uniform. Hairstyle must be an overall even cut for boys with no shaved patterns. Girls hair should be of a reasonable style and accessories kept to a minimum and blue in colour.
In P.E. children must wear black shorts and a plain white T-shirt, and plimsolls or black trainers in KS2. The school cardigan, jumper, skirt, tie and blazer must be ordered from the school office. All other items can be bought in general retailers.
Code of Conduct
Staff have high expectations of pupils both academically and socially and everyone works closely together to ensure that all the children reach their potential. The children benefit from a warm and caring, yet firm approach. All parents and children are asked to sign the school’s behaviour policy which outlines expectations and outlines the school’s approach to transgressions.
We aim to reward the achievements of our children, and to this we have a weekly “Achievement Assembly” in which children from each class are recognised. Each half-term a child from each class is presented with a “Gold Star Award” and their names recorded in a special book kept in the foyer.
Outings and Journeys
St James the Great is part of the community of Peckham and the Parish of St James the Great. We have been involved with the local community in many ways.
The children visit the local shops, the South London Art Gallery, the swimming baths and areas of interest such as the Surrey Docks Farm. Local museums are visited frequently such as the Horniman Museum and the Livesey and the National Maritime museum as well as the museums in Central London e.g. The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Science Museum.
Fund-raising activities, social events and school productions enable the school to recognise it’s sense of community and bring together staff, parents, children and other agencies to celebrate events during the academic year and the work of the school.
St James the Great celebrates its sense of community at many times and ways throughout the year, marking and celebrating the seasons of the liturgical calendar and of national importance and interest. We have strong, positive links with our parish and celebrate special Feast Days together.