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Vision, Values and Ethos

visionAs a church school we hold our Christian values at the heart of all that we do.

Our whole school vision for our children is as follows: 

We are a safe, happy and caring family where we support and enable one another to become confident and inspired life-long learners. We celebrate our differences and believe that we all have a part to play in our community and the wider world.

We achieve this by:

Promoting and integrating our Christian Caring Values of: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control in to all that we do at St. James’.
Providing challenging and inspiring learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, within a stimulating learning environment and uniquely beautiful setting.
Putting the individual needs of every learner at the heart of our curriculum.
Developing a sense of belonging and responsibility throughout the whole school community.
Valuing ourselves, others and all achievements.


Our school motto ‘Learning Together: Caring Together’ is truly at the heart of our work here at St. James’.

Our Caring Values are taken from Galatians 5:22-23: ‘For the Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control.’

Each month we focus on a different Caring Value in detail, including during Collective Worship and class-based sessions.

September - Love
October - Joy
November - Peace
December - Peace/Christmas
January - Patience
March- Goodness
April- Goodness/Easter
May - Gentleness
June - Faithfulness
July - Self-Control


Here are just some of the things our parents say about our school:

  • A caring atmosphere between the children
  • We love the heart and soul of the school
  • A family approach throughout
  • A caring environment
  • A school which nurtures the children 
  • Good caring values
  • A real sense of community 


We are really proud of our school. The best way to understand our vision, values and ethos is to come along and see for yourself – you are very welcome.