Alongside their curriculum-based learning, pupils are given extensive opportunities to enjoy a well-rounded learning experience.


We offer a wide range of co-curricular clubs which run before school, at lunchtime and after school.

Please see below a list of our current clubs:

Art, AI Chat Club, Book Club, Bookworms, Chess, Choir, Cookery, Creative Writing, Cricket, Debating, Drama, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Eco Club, ED&I Club, Fashion Club, Fencing, Football, Glee Club, Guitar, Gymnastics, Homework Club, Horizons, Karate, Lacrosse, Lacrosse Stick Skills, Lego, Netball, Politics, Skittles Club, STEAM, String Club, Touch Typing, Volleyball, Yoga, Zoology.

School visits and residential trips

Each year, pupils take part in a year group residential trip either in the UK or overseas.

Pupils are also offered the chance to go on interest trips to a range of locations including Iceland and Germany. Given our privileged central London location, frequent visits to historical sites, art galleries, concerts and the theatre form part of pupils’ cultural enrichment.

Duke of Edinburgh

St James Challengers and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an excellent vehicle to support the personal development of young people, bringing a clear sense of purpose and achievement.

Our pupils are offered the chance to achieve the Bronze and Silver Awards and in Sixth Form, Gold, and we help them by organising expedition training and qualifying expeditions as well as providing advice and encouragement to meet the requirements.


St James Academy of Performing Arts

The St James Academy of Performing Arts was launched in September 2022.

The Academy offers classes in Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (Singing). It aims to provide first-class training and to foster enthusiasm for and enjoyment of the performing arts for pupils from 3 to 18 years.

Classes take place for St James pupils on-site at St James Senior Girls’ School from 3.30pm – 6.00pm during the week and on Saturdays, all are welcome to register for classes from 9.00am – 1pm. Participants are encouraged to take part in performances and supported to prepare for grade examinations.

Classes are offered in:

  • Dance – Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary/Hip Hop
  • Drama – Group and solo LAMDA
  • Singing
  • Musical Instruments
  • Musical Theatre

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