St James’ Church

St James’ CofE Primary school fosters close links with our local church St James with St Lukes in Staple Tye.

We have our very own School Chaplain Rev Richard Attew who visits the school every Wednesday.

He enjoys having lunch with the children, leads a staff Prayer Group and runs a prayer club for children across the school.

Rev. Richard is also a member of the Governing Body and works closely with our SLT to support the continuous development of our Christian Character throughout the school.

School Chaplaincy

It is my privilege to be Chaplain & Governor to St. James’ Church of England Primary School. This vibrant, caring, successful community is at the heart of our local neighbourhood – a community within a community & a community for the community.

I know that all our staff work extremely hard to help achieve the very best outcomes academically & socially for our children.  As our slogan reminds us, we at St. James’ Believe, Love & Learn Together!

The person of Jesus Christ & the Christian faith is a key director & motivator for our Christian values & ethos at St. James’. We long to example to our pupils the generous, inclusive, gracious attitude that Jesus showed. We at St. James’ believe our pupils to be wonderful. We believe that they are wonderful because of who they are, not simply what they accomplish.

All of us at the school hope that your child will enjoy their time at St. James’ Church of England Primary. We look forward to welcoming them into our community.

Rev. Richard Attew

Church Services at St James’ Church

The children really enjoy Rev Richard leading our termly Church services at St James’ Church, it is a great opportunity for all the staff, children and parent volunteers to come together and reflect, pray and sing celebrating God’s work through our school.

We hold a service at Christmas, Easter and an emotional leavers Service for our Year 6’s when they move on to their new Secondary Schools.

Chelmsford Diocese Thought for the Week

Thought for the week 8th March 2021

Thought for the week 1st March 2021

Thought for the week 23rd February 2021

Thought for the week 8th February 2021

Collective Worship