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St James' - A Church School

Being a Church of England school and what it means to us


Andrew Sheard

St. James' Church and Reverend Andrew Sheard

St James' is a church school committed to the enjoyment and discipline of learning and to the spiritual, moral, educational and social development of our children. We do this within a framework of Christian belief and values and in an atmosphere of care, respect and encouragement.

We have strong links with the parish church of St James'. Reverend Andrew Sheard and other members of the church regularly lead collective worship in school. The whole school attend services at the church to celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter as well as a very special leavers service for our Year Six pupils where they are presented with a range of awards to celebrate their achievements. As part of our RE lessons we visit the church to learn about the building and Christian worship. The school is actively involved with family services on a Sunday where our children write and lead prayers as well as Bible readings. In addition our school choir also performs at the family services. 

We are very grateful for the support that we receive from all at our parish church. 


Please follow these links to find out about the many other areas of Christianity within our school.