Uniquely St James

Discovering limitless potential

Uniquely St James

Discovering limitless potential

St James Nursery & Preparatory School

We are a co-educational independent Nursery and Preparatory School for pupils aged 2-11 in West Kensington, London.


In keeping with the ethos of St James Schools, pupils practise regular pauses or times of quiet throughout the day to promote their appreciation and understanding of mindfulness.


St James cares for a pupil’s spirit, mind and body. All pupils study Philosophy to explore and challenge ideas in a respectful and inclusive way.


Creating a vegetarian school in 1975 was a reflection of the belief that humans should be kind to themselves, others, and the environment to grow holistically.

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Hilary Wyatt has been teaching for 30 years and has 17 years’ experience in senior leadership teams.

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The Pause

At St James, we feel it is important to introduce our pupils to stillness and allow them to discover how to be inwardly free and deeply at ease within themselves. A short period of 5-10 minutes at the beginning and middle of every day is allocated to quietude in which pupils may meditate, contemplate or simply be still – according to their own spiritual inclinations.

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