RE & Worship
At St James', RE and Worship form an integral part of daily school life.
The school celebrate the diverse community through learning about and learning from a variety of Religions including Holy Days and Festivals.
Our Vision Statement:
Guided by our Christian Values we endeavour to inspire, cherish and serve our school community. We strive to be exceptional in all we do. We will nurture a love of all God’s children. We seek to build respect for all faiths and beliefs.
‘Serve one another in love’
Our Mission Statement:
"Together we value, inspire and develop each other within a happy, safe community based on Christian values and respect for other faiths."
‘Show respect to everyone’
(Peter 1 2.17)
Please click on the documents below to read our Worship Policy and the Holy Days we are studying and celebrating in school:
Within school we follow the Blackburn Diocese RE Syllabus for Church Schools which is called Questful RE. This syllabus is supplemented by the Church of England Education resource Understanding Christianity.
Section 48: National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Report
The school was judged to be 'EXCELLENT' because:
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 headteacher receives excellent support from dedicated governors and talented colleagues.
Relationships based on the Christian vision and the core Christian values of love, respect and courage are a tangible strength of the school and recognisable in all interactions.
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.
Read more on the report below:
All Saints Day - Friday 1st November 2019
It is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history. As part of this day of obligation, believers are required to attend church and try not to do any servile work.
On Friday 1st November children celebrated All Saint’s Day in school with a focus on St. James and our four house team Saints. This celebration day links with the George Grunshaw Inspired Art competition and the showcase event which was held on Friday 8th November.