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

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.

Click here to view the article published in the Lancashire Telegraph.

Term Dates

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

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.


It is 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. 

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St. James’ Primary School with Al-Imdaad

Mimtams Primary School, South Africa - Fundraising

Our School Values: Respect, Love and Courage.