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Our Mission Statement

Safe and secure in our friendly catholic school

Joyful and happy with Jesus in our hearts

To be the best that we can be

Love and respect for the uniqueness of everyone

 

 

 

At St James-the-Less we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure. Secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for. Challenged to achieve their best, and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality and their achievements.

Welcome to St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School, Rawtenstall.

 

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

 

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

 

Thank you for visiting! 

Headteacher’s Introduction

Welcome to St James the Less R.C. Primary School Website. As you explore our new site I hope that you will find it informative, giving you a clear insight into what makes our school so special.

 

At St James the Less we believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure. Secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for. Challenged to achieve their best, and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality and their achievements.

Our faith is precious and central to every part of our lives. The way that we treat each other, the way that we look for every day opportunities to help those in need and in the example that we demonstrate to all those we meet. Our faith is special and something that we are proud to profess.

We have high expectations of all our children in every aspect of school life. We endeavor to enable them each to achieve their potential through high standards of behaviour and outstanding learning experiences. We aim to enable them to develop self-confidence and independence, recognising that each and everyone has a part to play as a responsible member of our learning community.

The environment we provide for this is stimulating and exciting with recognition that education takes place both in the classroom and outside, and through a range of learning styles.

Within our community we welcome the parents and carers of our pupils acknowledging the vital role they play in the education of their children. An active partnership and effective collaboration between home and school ensures our children are provided with a start to their life that is second to none.

Mr G Hall

Facilities

 

Our school has the following facilities for students. For more details, see the  360 Degree School Tour.

  • A full-service dining room, where children can also bring in their own packed lunch.
  • A library with a good collection and multiple copies of many books.
  • Gymnasium equipment and musical apparatus in the school hall.
  • Outside playground facilities, and playing fields shared with St. Mary’s C. of E . School.
  • Computer technology - iPads and laptops in all classrooms
  • A soft play area for the use of infant pupils and improved facilities for the junior children
  • Nature Trail to pond area with perimeter fencing
  • Polytunnel and planting area

 

Disability Access

 

St James the Less R C Primary School is a one storey building.  The grounds and building are fully wheelchair accessible.  To ensure access for pupils, parents and visitors with disabilities the school has made sure that all doorways and entrances are on a single level and wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.  There is a disabled toilet available for wheelchair users if the need should arise.

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