In keeping with the ethos of St James Schools, pupils practise regular pauses or times of quiet throughout the day to promote their appreciation and understanding of meditation and mindfulness.
St James cares for a child’s spirit, mind and body. All pupils study Philosophy to explore and challenge ideas in a respectful and inclusive way.
Creating 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.
Sanskrit has always been a core part of the school curriculum. Of all classical languages, Sanskrit has the most complete and systematised grammar and is considered the underlying grammatical system of all Indo-European languages. St James is considered a centre of excellence for teaching Sanskrit globally, with some pupils going on to study the language in Oxford.
“I realise how much Sanskrit is helping my daughter memorise information and data. Many thanks for all your great teaching. It’s indeed a fascinating subject.” – St James Parent