Overview

Most of us are aware that the origins of History, Philosophy, Drama, sporting achievement, the greatest genres of literature and incredible feats of Science, Technology and Engineering are to be found in the Classical World. The ancient languages have rigorous but deeply logical structures, making them challenging but all the more rewarding.

Classical Education is a key aspect of the original St James vision and offers a taste of supremely ordered grammatical systems which naturally discipline the mind. Furthermore it provides a worldview that complements and completes the less idealistic worldview they may pick up from other sources today.

We would like to think that our pupils will develop a respect for and an interest in other cultures than their own, and that this will influence their attitudes and their appreciation of life.