Food and Nutrition

A vegetarian school since 1975.

St James Schools have been at the forefront of promoting environmental-friendly practices for over four decades.

The decision to create 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. This philosophy remains at the core of our ethos and values.

Pupils and staff enjoy eating together in our large airy refectory, where they are served hot vegetarian food, freshly prepared on the premises using top quality, wholesome ingredients. We also invite nutritionists to talk to the children and hold themed lunches throughout the year which are a real highlight for them.

See an example of our Autumn Term school lunches

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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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