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Welcome to St James's CE High School

Our mission is to ensure every young person, no matter what their starting point can experience ‘life in all its fullness.’   To this end we ensure every young person fulfils their full academic potential whilst also developing into happy, confident, compassionate and accomplished young adults.   We are ambitious for every student and we support and encourage them to be ambitious for themselves. 

We believe in the importance of teaching students that success comes from hard work and self-discipline however we also ensure that students who struggle get the bespoke support and help they need to catch up.

St James’s High School is a high performing Church of England Academy.  We have high academic standards and each year our students achieve excellent results, above the national average.  We recruit the best teachers and invest in their training and development to ensure every student is inspired and consequently flourishes. 

We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths.  Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are central to everything we do.  Every child is valued at St James and through the highest quality pastoral care they are nurtured and loved.  Our moto of ‘Caring for others † Achieving excellence’ sums up our view that care must and should come first in order to support and enable achievement. 

All staff at St James’s are absolutely committed to giving every young person the very best.  We work to ensure all students go on from us as committed, caring, serving leaders that work to make their communities and our society a better place. 

Catherine Anderson - Headteacher

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