International

St. James’ School has a diverse mix of nationalities throughout the School. Within the boarding houses there are students who are British, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, South Korean, Nigerian and Cantonese. This broad mix ensures that English is the school’s language and is the one common language throughout the boarding houses. The school’s EFL Department includes highly-qualified teachers who liaise closely with curriculum teachers to ensure that all students’ needs are met. We also have teaching assistants and a GAP student (this year from Germany) who acts as International Student Liaison Officer; this is a huge support to our International students. Classes are generally small – typically 2-8 students for EFL – and the school has a proud record of students achieving good IELTS scores and passing advanced Cambridge EFL suite exams. Senior students are specifically prepared for University life and are given a huge amount of support in choosing their career options an doing through the UCAS process. Our highly-experienced boarding staff ensure that all nationalities fit in well with school life, with the result that all nationalities/cultures are made to feel welcome.