The school, led by our Eco Committee and our vegetarian ethos, has been recognised for its outstanding environmental work.

It has received several awards, including the Green Flag Status by the Eco Schools Group and a bronze medal from City Kids, and has been shortlisted for Independent School of the Year for Environmental Achievement by the Independent School Parent.

The pupil Eco Committee meets weekly to work on various projects, including improving our recycling system, reducing energy and plastic use, and planning special assemblies to raise environmental awareness.

Our most recent green initiative was the creation of a vegetable patch, which holds six different planting stations for pupils to grow their own plants and vegetables.

With these initiatives, we aim not only to reduce our environmental impact but also to educate and empower our pupils, staff and parents to make more sustainable choices. 

Where next?

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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