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  • Remembrance at St James

    Published 13/11/23

    A week of Remembrance at St James CE school: Starting with a visit in Collective Worship from the Royal British Legion (Chris and Kirstine). The children spent the week supporting the Poppy Appeal. On Thursday the Rev. Alec led a Remembrance Collective Worship. On Friday everyone made a Poppy which some Year 6s made into a school reef, which was shared at Celebration Collective Worship. Then on Remembrance Sunday we were part of the parade through the village to the church, where our school reef was presented as part of the service.


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  • Brilliant SIAMs inspection report for St James CE school!

    Published 04/11/23

    I’m so pleased to share with you our fantastic SIAMs report and say a massive thank you to the amazing pupils, staff, parents, Governors and members of the VAT central team, who supported the process so brilliantly. We have received a judgement 1 - which celebrates ‘that St. James Church of England Primary School is living up to its foundation as a Church school’

    Highlights from the report include:

    “The vision underpins the decision making of leaders. This inspires and supports all pupils, enabling them to feel cherished and successful.”

    “ There are strong partnerships which enhance the vision of the school, supporting the wellbeing of children and adults. These provide a secure foundation for leaders when making courageous decisions”

    “It is clear there is a shared determination to ensure the vision has an impact on pupils’ abilities and character.

    “In line with the vision, all leaders consider the wellbeing of pupils and adults as a matter of great importance”

    “Such care is an example of the vision at work, helping all reach their potential.”

    “Individual pupils who require specialist activities are guided to learn and valued for their uniqueness. Leaders promote inclusion and equality for all pupils, reinforcing the vision of all being part of ‘the one body.”

    “The school benefits from the strong relationship with the parish of St. James the Great. The clergy team provides weekly ’Open the Book’ inclusive worship that shares a variety of Bible stories. As a result, pupils are able to name their favourite stories and how they relate to being kind.”

    “Through engagement in the trust’s Character and Citizen Award, pupils develop a knowledge of themselves and how they can be courageous advocates. Pupil leadership is strongly encouraged, which develops kindness between ages. For example, new reception children delight in seeing their ‘Year 6 Buddy.

    “St.James Church of England Primary is clearly a place where all are cherished to enable them to flourish. The vision of ‘being one body’ provides all with the strongest possible foundation.”

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  • Harvest Festival celebrated at St James The Great Church

    Published 20/10/23

    We celebrated Harvest Festival at St James The Great Church this week. It was a wonderful service with the children performing poems and songs to a packed church! It was lovely to see the whole school performing and great to see so much food donated for the local food bank. Thank you to Reverend Alec for leading the service and Reverend John for the prayers. Finally thank you to all the families who were able to come and join us in this special celebration service.


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  • Ultimate Frisbee team flying high!

    Published 20/10/23

    St James' 'Ultimate Frisbee' team recently represented the school in flying fashion at a local tournament. Pupils came back full of excitement after the event, having shown some real courage as in some cases this was their first time playing! We were so proud to hear what a supportive team they were and securing second place was amazing! Well done team!

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  • Bowling team do brilliantly!

    Published 20/10/23

    Our St James Bowling team represented the school brilliantly at the recent Oxfordshire Ten Pin Bowling competition! Well done team!

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  • St James pupils visit Phizz lab as part of the Vale Academy Trust

    Published 28/09/23

    St James pupils had a wonderful visit to the new Academy Trust Phizz Lab, funded by the Ogden Trust. They did practical sessions run by scientists from Infineum, explorer dome, engineering tasks and a forest school session. They all came back very excited about their science adventure!

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  • Friends of St James needs your support - Please attend PTA AGM on Tues 3rd Oct at 7PM

    Published 23/09/23

    Everyone welcome at the PTA AGM - Friends of St James meeting! Your school needs your support! Refreshments available!

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  • Let there be light! - electricity now fitted in our Cabin thanks to PYE Trust grant

    Published 18/09/23

    We are so grateful to the PYE Family Trust who have given St James a grant that has enabled our cabin to have electricity fitted over the summer. This means we have an all year round space for the children of St James that can be used for therapy, well-being and a quiet place to enjoy during lunchtimes. Having this space makes a massive difference to the children and will be enjoyed by them for years to come!

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  • Thank you so much to Hanney Community Village Shop for their wonderfully kind donation to school

    Published 08/09/23

    St James CE Primary School are so grateful to the Community Village Shop, who at the end of term donated an incredibly generous £1000 to school, which we are planning to spend on more amazing equipment for the children to enjoy outside. Thank you so much!

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  • Party in the Park - A massive Success £5000 raised for school!

    Published 08/09/23


    A massive thank you to the wonderful members of St James CE Primary School for putting on such an amazing community event! Not many primary schools can claim to have put on a music festival! A massive thank you also to the wonderful members of the Hanney community for the brilliant support that was given to make this event such a brilliant success!

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  • Sporting Success Celebrated at Trust's Primary Sports Awards

    Published 07/07/23

    On Wednesday 5 July the success of St James' pupils in PE and Sport was celebrated at the Vale Academy Trust Primary Sports Awards held at The Beacon in Wantage. 

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    Published 07/07/23

    On Friday 23rd June a group of Year 5 girls spent the day at Williams F1 in Grove finding out lots of information about the opportunities in F1 engineering for women.

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