Welcome from the Headmaster

St. James’ School is a co-educational non-selective independent day and boarding school for pupils age 2 to 18. We really are a family school where the individual matters and a high quality bespoke education is provided for each of them; no child is a number at St. James’.

We benefit from being a member of the Woodard foundation of schools, that have an outstanding reputation for providing academic excellence coupled with unrivalled pastoral care. Our aim is to nurture, encourage and enthuse every child and equip them with the tools to exceed their academic potential, whilst also developing confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. It is our role to ensure that all of our pupils discover their talents, whether that is academically, musically, in drama or sports. To this end, our extra-curricular provision includes, golf, sailing and riding academies, in addition to our music tradition as a Choir School.

The caring, supportive environment here at St. James’ is built on mutual trust and respect. This results in happy pupils who enjoy learning and who, ultimately, realise their potential and become well rounded, balanced individuals. Please come and see our community in action; I would be delighted to meet you and show you around.

Mission Statement

We help individual pupils to maximise their potential through personalised learning in a caring environment which is rich in opportunity.