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Welcome from our Head Teacher


"Throughout my career, I have been blessed to work in Infant schools and truly believe that we are able to uniquely nurture and challenge our children so that they become independent and mature learners.


My priority as Head Teacher of this wonderful school is to always ensure that St. James’ continues to put our children at the centre of everything we do and ensure they are provided with an outstanding education during their time with us. This is to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all our pupils to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.


Within the context of Christian belief and practice, our school has developed a set of core values which will continue to underpin all the work we do. Our values are friendship, kindness, forgiveness, justice, respect, trust, courage, thankfulness, hope, perseverance, humility and peace. These values will have a huge impact as your child develops. They help to deepen your child’s positive values and in doing so, help them consider the implications of their choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part and the wider world.


I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress. I hope you will support our high expectations in all areas, especially in behaviour and achievement.


Mr Michael Craig
Head Teacher

School Prospectus 2020-21