I am delighted to announce that St James Senior Boys has won the Independent Schools' Award for Engagement with Parents.

St James is very much a close community and this award reflects this closeness. Over the past six years we have introduced a range of events and ideas to connect with you as parents that goes way beyond the usual parents' evenings and reports. The annual Parent Engagement Evenings have been used as drivers for improvements in the school, and the breakfast meetings have proved very successful with parents. Only last week we had a Year 9 Mindfulness Meeting. This Weekly Newsletter was also submitted as evidence of the quality of communication we offer.

I am grateful to all the staff members who deliver these excellent communications and initiatives. Also to Mr James Johnson who has worked so hard on the breakfast meetings.