We are going to try and see a comet as well. Thank you to the Orpington Astronomical Society.
At St James’ R.C. Primary School we:
Actively demonstrate the Christian values that are shared by all.
Maintain a safe, welcoming environment which fosters independence and resilience
Promote positive relationships and respect for self and others regardless of faith or culture
Inspire children to be excited by learning.
Enable everyone to reach their full potential and embrace the future.
WE BELIEVE IN YOU, AND YOUR ABILITY TO SUCCEED
St James’ Primary is a successful school that is at the heart of its community. There are strong links with the parish church and these enhance the spiritual and moral development of the people we serve.
At St James’ we are committed to providing a high standard of Catholic education for all pupils in a friendly and welcoming environment. We recognise that every child has their own, unique set of gifts and talents and ensure that there are opportunities for these to be developed.
The school teaches children that we share values common to all faiths, namely love and respect for one another, Peace, Justice and belief in Equality. We teach our children about other faiths, in order to foster respect and tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs.
Click to see our Education Commission Inspection Report.
St. James' was last inspected by OFSTED in the Autumn of 2007. The judgement awarded was 'Outstanding'. St. James' converted to a stand alone Academy in April 2012, therefore the OFSTED report from 2007 is not accessible. Since 2007, St. James' has had termly external reviews and government checks that endorse the school as remaining 'outstanding', including a full section 48 inspection in 2018.
St. James’ is a single, stand-alone Academy that sits within the Bromley Catholic Schools Trust. The Bromley Catholic Schools Trust is an Umbrella Trust that has been established to promote and assist in the promotion of education in the London Borough of Bromley. The aims of the Trust are to promote the achievement of a high quality education for all pupils in all Catholic schools within the umbrella and to promote and develop the Catholic ethos.
There are currently eight Bromley Catholic Schools in the umbrella Trust:
Each school is an equal partner within the Trust but one school acts as Chair for one year and this role is rotated on an annual basis. The school that is Vice Chair becomes the Chair the following year. Holy Innocents’ will be handing over the Chair to St. Peter and St. Paul R.C. Primary School from September 2018.
St James' RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.