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
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 every day. Hot drinks will now be available for the winter months.
Breakfast Club costs £1.00 and is payable on the day.
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.
24.02.20 - School Reopens
28.02.20 - Patron Saints
Celebration - St. David
01.03.20 - St. David's Day
05.03.20 - Y3 Ribchester Museum Trip
17.03.20 - St. Patrick's Day
30.03.20 - Memory Cafe Visit
30.03.20 - Easter Celebration Week
31.03.20 - Easter Fair 2.30pm start
02.04.20 - School Closes for Easter Break at 3.00pm
20.04.20 - School Reopens
01.05.20 - Y4 Educational Trip
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.
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.
Patron Saints Celebration
Saint David’s day falls on Sunday 1st March therefore we will be celebrating in school on the afternoon of Friday 28th February.
Saint David is the patron Saint of Wales. St David became a renowned preacher, founding monastic settlements and churches in Wales, Brittany and southwest England – including, possibly, the abbey at Glastonbury. St David reputedly made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, from which he
brought back a stone that now sits in an altar at St Davids Cathedral, built on the
site of his original monastery.
Patron saints are chosen as special protectors or guardians over all areas of life.
Traditionally people see them as symbols of how to live a better life. You can have
patron saints of all sorts of things, like jobs, organisations and animals. On the afternoon
of the 28th February, children will be given the opportunity to explore the lives of Saints in
detail and make links with the school vision and values and the importance of Saints to Christianity.
St. James’ Primary School with Al-Imdaad
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