About St James School
St James is a thriving, diverse and proud community. We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 970 students situated in the East of Exeter on a new, purpose-built site. We are a school with very high expectations of, and for, our students; only their best is good enough. We provide students with opportunities to shine through excellent teaching and innovative practice, a vibrant extra-curricular provision and a curriculum that challenges and inspires from the start of year 7 until the end of year 11. Our aim is for students to achieve excellent outcomes, move onto exciting post-16 activities and, most importantly, to gain a range of skills and experiences which enable them to be kind, happy and successful in the future.
We are consistently one of the highest performing schools in the area. More than 70% of our pupils complete the English Baccalaureate, a suite of academic qualifications that include English, maths, science, languages and humanities and, as a result, we see our students invited to join elite post-16 programs, such as the Exeter Maths School and the Reach Academy.
Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in 2018. Our results in 2019 saw our students sustain the high level of performance of recent years. Headline figures show that 65% of students left with a grade 9-4 in English & Maths (a ‘standard’ pass) and 42% with a grade 9-5 in English & Maths. 77% of students achieved a 4 or above in English, and 62% a 5 or above, whilst in Maths 70% achieved a 4 or above, and 48% a 5 or above. The school’s strong performance in the Ebacc has also continued.
We ensure that our students are outward facing and enjoy a full range of experiences and opportunities whilst they are at St James. We help develop open minded, receptive and kind people, who embrace new ideas and change and who enjoy life and want to explore it by experiencing new things. The arts are core to our curriculum and are the beating heart of our school. All students partake in the arts and are given the opportunity to take the full range of arts qualifications at KS4.
Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with weekly 1:1 coaching, bespoke CPD provision and in-house career progression opportunities. We also have sensible policies for marking and feedback, planning and data entry so that teachers are not burdened with unnecessary workload.
We value kindness at St James and work to be kind in all of our interactions and engender the same in our students. So, if you like to work hard and be kind and you like your pupils to do the same, St James School is the place for you.
The Governing Body:
The Local Governing Body operates with full delegated authority from the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and is directly accountable to the Trust. The governors understand well their statutory duties to hold leaders to account as well as setting the strategic direction of the academy and ensuring the academy has a sound financial footing. Their commitment is absolute, believing in social justice they bring a rich background of experience beyond education. They are led by a chair determined for the academy to be a first choice for parents and where every child is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
Arranging a visit to St James School
To organise a school visit please email email@example.com or call Dinah Lees on 01392 209922 ext 300.
Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN