“Parents approve of the broad curriculum. ‘It really caters to children’s curiosity,’ said one.”
Your child will have every opportunity to flourish, whether it’s in the classroom, on the games field or the stage. Whether your child’s strengths lie in foreign languages such as Sanskrit, ICT or Performing Arts, we aim to unearth and support their unique passions and abilities. We balance the academic, pastoral, sporting, creative and spiritual elements of our curriculum to create a vibrant learning environment.
Our specialist subject teachers support learning from Nursery upwards, working with class teachers to give our whole curriculum an edge and the stamp of excellence.
Our overall teaching quality is rated as excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
We have also introduced an AIM programme for our Academic, Interested and Motivated pupils.
Teachers identify pupils who are more able for a particular area in the curriculum, and ensure they have opportunities to excel and be challenged.
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.