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 endeavour 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