St James is a thriving, diverse and proud community. As an inclusive and committed team we are positively and diligently raising standards.
Our aim is for students to achieve excellent outcomes, move onto exciting post-16 activities and most importantly to gain a range of skills and experiences which enable them to be happy and successful in the future.
We are a school with very high expectations of, and for, our students; only their best is good enough. We provide students with opportunities to shine through excellent teaching and innovative practice, a vibrant extra-curricular provision and a curriculum that challenges and inspires from the start of year 7 and is increasingly personalised as students move up through the school.
We are one of the highest performing schools in the area because we believe that students achieve excellent outcomes as a result of five years at a school where they are happy and engaged at all times; where they are challenged from day one and are consistently supported to be the best they can be.
Our 2016 results are the best in our history, with nearly 8 out of 10 students achieving at least a C in both English and Maths (77% – the ‘Basics’), 71% achieving at least five A*-C GCSEs including English & Maths; and 43% achieving the E Baccalaureate (meaning they achieved at least a C grade in English, Maths, Science, a Modern Foreign Language and either History or Geography.) 50% of students achieved at least one A/A* and 20% of all grades were A/A*.
If you would like to know more, or to see the school in action, please do contact us or come and visit;
Mrs Amy Grashoff