Welcome to the St James newsletter. The newsletter will be published on a regular basis to share important news, key dates and celebrate our students’ latest achievements with you.

Performing arts showcase

Students from years 7-11 have been rehearsing a piece for either music, dance or drama for the first showcase of this academic year. The students have worked independently, and with members of staff, to put together their performance and are excited to show the audience what they have achieved. The performing arts teams are incredibly proud of the talent we have at St James and the supportive friends/family who come to watch their loved ones. 

Year 8 Rugby

The Year 8 Rugby team had their first outing of the season on a wet and windy Wednesday at West Exe. The whole team was superb throughout, and it was great to see some players making their competitive debuts. Well done in particular to Sam Hutchings, Corey Lewis and Olly McDowell, who played up an age group. St James were dominant in both game, beating hosts West Exe 25-0 and then Isca 35-0. Whilst there were some impressive performances from captain Jacob Hay-Laing, Seth Sharland and Ayden Bowen, it was the defensive work that was the most pleasing, ensuring two consecutive clean sheets. Everyone contributed to a great evenings Rugby – Lucas Hackworthy, Luke Greenslade, Corey Lewis, Sam Hutchings, Seth Sharland, Olly McDowell, Jacob Hay-Laing, Kane Holcombe, Ayden Bowen and Kaleb Hizzett. Excellent work from all involved! Mr Chalmers

Year 7 Residential Trip to Bude

Over 170 year 7 students are going to Bude on Wednesday to take part in our year 7 residential. If you need any of the information Miss Morby shared at the trip meeting you can find it here.

Lets Chalk About Mental Health

Miss Davenport took a group of students into Exeter city center to take part in the Lets Chalk about Mental Health event.

“It was an absolutely amazing event. It really got people sharing their experiences and the students were a real credit to St. James.

We met a gentleman who told us he had been on anti-depressants for 13 years, and was in the process of coming off them. He went on to tell us he was 25 years old. The students were really shocked to hear he started taking them at 12 years old and I think this was a real eye-opener for them. He actually helped to chalk a message and thanked us. I really think the students took a lot from this. All in all, it was a really inspirational day. Before we left, we also made sure we chalked the school name and motto!”

Non-Uniform Day and Cake Sale for Guide Dogs

Thank you to everyone who made (or bought) cakes, it was very successful.  There is still a bit of money still to come in but we should make £900 for our chosen charity, Guide Dogs. A fantastic effort.



The Bubble

The Bubble is the unofficial student magazine of St James School. It is written and edited by a team of students with help from a professional publisher. All students can contribute writing, artwork, quizzes, jokes, cartoons, and anything else they’d like to see in print. It’s a mix of funny, serious, satirical and peculiar (pretty well reflecting those who make it!). We aim to print one issue per month, and also have an occasional online presence at. https://thebubbleonline.wordpress.com/. Email us at magazine@stjamesexeter.co.uk with submissions, comments or suggestions.

You can view our latest edition here.

Sports Fixtures

You can find the program of sports fixtures for the term here.

Important Dates for your Diary

  • 16th – 18th October – Year 7 Bude Trip
  • 17th October – Performing Arts showcase
  • 18th October – Last day of half term
  • 4th November – Start of second autumn half term
  • 7th November – Year 12 Awards Evening
  • 21st November – Year 9 Parents’ Evening
  • 5th December – Year 11 Parents’ Evening
  • 20th December – Last day of autumn half term