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The St James Association (SJA) is a voluntary parent teacher organisation run by the parents of St James' CEC primary school, Emsworth. We are a registered charity (Charity commission number 1041405).

The SJA fundraises throughout the school year bringing pupils, staff and parents together through enjoyable events. We hold meetings that are open to all parents and staff in the school and actively encourage engagement and input by these key stakeholders.

Due to Primary School budget cuts to our school the SJA funds are increasingly needed to supplement facilities for key areas of learning and development for the children. We work very closely with the Head Teacher in order to understand the needs of the 238 children who attend St James’ School and ensure all funding will directly benefit the children.

Recent benefits and activities enabled by the SJA span various areas relating to our school:

  • Educational (provision of an outdoor play area for the early years, IT infrastructure, library).
  • Social (a welcome event at the start of the school year, weekly cafes before class assemblies, a school disco, Christmas shopping day for the children) and the larger Emsworth community (such as our annual May Fayre).
  • Experiences, events and items such as leavers’ gifts and productions or visits from art or cultural groups Recently we funded the school pantomime production, and a zulu dancing workshop.

There are lots of opportunities for parents to get involved and help us provide more interesting, fun and exciting resources and experiences for our children. Please see the newsletters below for more details or contact us using:

St James Association

e-mail: stjames.sja@gmail.com



To view recent SJA newsletters click on the links below:

SJA Newsletter Feb 20

SJA Newsletter Jan 20

SJA Newsletter Dec 19

SJA Newsletter Nov 19