Welcome from the Headteacher
Guided by our Christian vision, St James' Church of England Primary School offers high quality education for children in an inspiring, happy, safe environment. The staff and pupils are very proud of the school and strive to be "Exceptional in all we do."
The school endeavours to develop all children to achieve to the best of their abilities, whether they are academic high flyers, or in need of a little more support. At St James’ we believe that learning should be stimulating and meeting the needs of all. The school seeks to help children become self-confident, independent individuals who respect all faiths and beliefs and recognise their growing responsibilities as citizens.
The staff work hard to foster positive, successful relationships with the parents, families and the wider community. The school values the important role that parents play and encourages an effective home school relationship.
We hope you find the website useful.
Please contact us for more information.
Mr P. Morgan
St. James’ CE Primary School Blackburn was rated’ Excellent’ following a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and. Methodist Schools) inspection, which looks at how schools perform as Church of England schools.
Inspector Fiona Ashton said: “The school’s Christian vision is carefully and biblically rooted in the Christian message. It is understood, valued and demonstrated by all members of this welcoming and harmonious community.
"Leadership at all levels is exceptional. It focuses on identifying each individual’s unique potential as a child of God. As a consequence, all are nurtured for emotional resilience, academic success and professional fulfilment.
"The inspiring head teacher receives excellent support from dedicated governors and talented colleagues. Inclusion is excellent.
"Adults are creative and caring in the way that they support individuals so that they flourish in a manner that is life-changing for some and life-enhancing for all.”
Headteacher Philip Morgan, said, “we are really proud of the report which reflects the hard work of the staff and governors and highlights the wonderful community we have here at St James’.”
In September 2019, St. James' CE Primary School was inspected by the Church of England Education Office. (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
To view the full report, click here to visit RE & Worship page.
*tickets on sale now in the school office
Monday 2nd December 2019
Food donations for Nightsafe and Blackburn Food Bank until 11.12.19
Monday 9th December 2019
Selection Box Raffle Tickets on Sale
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Reception and KS1 Production - 9am - KS2 hall*
Friday 13th December 2019
& Monday 16th December 2019
Early Years Christmas Carol Concert - 10.30am - KS1 hall
Monday 16th December 2019
KS2 Production - 9am - KS2 hall*
Tuesday 17th December 2019
KS1 Christmas Fun Day
Christmas Jumper Day
Wednesday 18th December 2019
KS2 Christmas Fun Day
Selection Box Raffle Draw
Thursday 19th December 2019
Christmas Church Service
EYC Morning Places Available
Two-year-old applications can be completed on the following link - CLICK HERE
Three-year-old applications can be collected from
the school office.
Places are available, for more information contact the
office on 01254 698335.
Breakfast Club is available every morning in the Key Stage 2 Hall. Children can arrive from
7:40am - 8:20am.
Children from all year groups are welcome. A variety of cereals are on offer everyday. Hot drinks will now be available for the winter months.
Breakfast Club costs £1.00 and is payable on the day.
St. James' School Focus
As a Church School, we constantly review and evaluate our vision and mission, and how these are intertwined with our school values. In consultation with staff, Governors, pupils and the school community, the school’s new vision statement is:
The school’s mission statement and values support the vision. The mission statement and nine school values still remain, however we are going to be focusing on 3 core values of:
Courage - ‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ (Joshua 1.9)
Love - ‘Serve one another in love’ (Galatians 5.13)
Respect - ‘Show respect to everyone’ (Peter 1 2.17)
Over the next term, these will be explored in greater depth through Religious Education and Worship, and throughout school.
06.12.19 - Y6 Trip
11.12.19 - Reception & KS1 Production - KS2 hall - 9.00am
12.12.19 - General Election - SCHOOL CLOSED
13.12.19 - Early Years Christmas Carol Concert - KS1 hall - 10.30am
16.12.19 - KS2 Production - KS2 hall - 9.00am
17.12.19 - KS1 Fun Day/ Christmas Jumper Day/ Christmas Lunch
18.12.19 - KS2 Fun Day
19.12.19 - Church Service
20.12.19 - School Finishes for Christmas Holiday
07.01.19 - School Reopens
A Visit from Blackburn Hawks
On Thursday 28th November, KS2 received a visit from a representative from Blackburn Hawks ice hockey team. Community manager Chris Riley brought the team mascot Harvey the Hawk to tell pupils all about ice hockey and what they can do if they want to get involved. They looked at the equipment needed and some children had a try using the hockey stick and puck.
If you are interested in attending a game there is the opportunity to do so on Sunday 15th December for just £1 per person. Please see the letter pupils were given for further information. Alternatively, you can contact the school office. Please ensure that any money sent is the exact amount and is attached in a sealed envelope.
School lunches are free of charge for all Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Key Stage 2 children will have a charge of £2.20 per day. Payments can be made to the office at the beginning of each week. Please contact the office for more information.
Please make your choice for the half term using the pre-order sheet.
Friday Favourites provide a pay on the day option for all children to enjoy a delicious school meal.
Is it important that pupils attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Each half term, rewards are given to the class for the best attendance.
If your children are absent, please ring the school office and try to keep routine medical appointments outside of school hours.
Children and staff from Y6 attended Robinwood in Todmorden at the beginning of the school year. This trip provided the children a chance to take part in activities that aren't normally accessible in our day to day lives.
During their two night stay, Year 6 took part in sports such as rock climbing, caving, canoeing, and zip-wiring.
View the video below to see what the children experienced.
St. James’ Primary School with Al-Imdaad
Mimtams Primary School, South Africa - Fundraising