Senior (11 to 16 years)

The Senior Department begins at Year 7 and continues to Year 13. These are the crucial years in the journey from childhood to adulthood. Our aim is to bring out the best in each and every pupil. What this means is that every pupil learns in a different way and has different talents, enthusiasms, ambitions and abilities. Our independent curriculum and progressive teaching give us the flexibility to tailor our approach to the needs of each individual pupil.

Pupils benefit from an extremely supportive environment that creates a rich and rewarding educational experience.  Our highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff have the ability and experience necessary to be able to inspire and enthuse every pupil. This teaching excellence, along with the small class sizes, equips our pupils with the knowledge, skills and understanding they require to reach their academic potential. A broad and balanced curriculum places equal value on cultural, creative, technological, scientific and linguistic ability, with most pupils studying between 8 and 10 GCSEs.

All pupils are given the opportunity to take part in a vast range of extra-curricular activities above and beyond the traditional sporting programme; from Sailing, to Archery, Horse Riding and Golf. Every pupil has a talent and such experiences ensure that we are able to discover that talent and ultimately develop the most important things, which are confidence and self-esteem.

We are a school based on traditional values and morals, yet we combine this with forward-thinking and an all-round education that answers the needs of the modern world.

“I am extremely pleased with the education that my child is receiving at St James’. She has grown in confidence academically and socially in a short space of time. I look forward to her continuing growth and progress. I am confident that we have made the right choice for our daughter by choosing St James’”