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Welcome to St. James' Junior School. We pride ourselves on our happy and friendly school. The staff and Governors are great believers in our Christian values, which we encourage and develop throughout the school. The child is always at the heart of everything that we do.

As our Ofsted report shows, we maintain very high standards of work and sport that are taught in a stimulating and challenging environment. Thoughtful consideration is always encouraged in all aspects of school life.

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Every year the school governors and staff work hard to continually improve all areas of the school.  To enable us to do this effectively we produce a School Development Plan each year.  Below are the school priorities for 2017-2018:


1. Effectiveness of Leadership & Management

2. Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

3. Personal development, Behaviour & Welfare

4. Outcomes for Pupils

5. Church distinctiveness

1.1           Develop effective distributed leadership to ensure the new arrangements between the two schools are a success.

1.2      All Middle Leaders take ownership of planning, development and monitoring and raise standards in their area of responsibility, including new middle leaders.

2.1                Improve the teaching of writing across the wider curriculum.

2.2                Ensure the presentation of children’s work in all subjects is as good as it can be and that expectations are high.

2.3                Continue to develop assessment both within and outside the core subjects to ensure consistency and continuity of expectation at expected and at greater depth across the school.

2.4                Review and improve the impact of homework.

3.1                Ensure behaviour is outstanding across the school by eliminating low level disruption in classes and continuing to improve the way the children move around the school.

3.2                Continue to improve attendance for all groups of pupils.

3.3                Ensure welfare levels are high for all children.

3.4                Ensure all statutory safeguarding duties are carried out.


4.1                The % of pupils at ARE at the end of each year is either above national or higher than at the beginning of the year for all groups of children.

4.2                Expectations in writing are raised across the school, and a minimum of 20% of children are assessed as working at a greater depth in writing at the end of Year 6

4.3                The gap between pupil premium children and other children continues to narrow in every year group


5.1   Ensure that all classrooms have a Christian focus that is used regularly by staff and children.

5.2   Develop best    practice from both schools to strengthen the Christian ethos across St James’.

5.3    Review and revisit the Christian values of both schools.

5.4     Ensure that the school is visibly Christian through display and symbolism.