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Learning with God's love


St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales

(registered number 7937939). 

Registered office: Windsor Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HJ



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School Newspaper

The latest issue of our school newspaper The Shell is now out. Download the Autumn 2014 Issue Here

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Dont forget to renew your subscriptions, if you need a form or more details please click here. Remember there is no limit on how many numbers you can have.


Friends Association News


Unwanted Gifts


  • Have a post-Christmas/early spring clear out
  • Pop the NEW unwanted gifts in a bag marked “FRIENDS”
  • Bring them into school and we will pick them up

Your donations will all help the fundraising efforts of the Friends Association at the forthcoming Summer Fete (Saturday 20th June). REMEMBER all the money raised, from the support of parents and their families, will go back into the school to benefit all the children that attend St James the Great.

Upcoming Events
  • Summer Fete – Saturday 20th June

Well done to all at St James the Great on gaining recognition as a National Teaching School. We are heading up 'The Change through Learning Alliance'. Our current strategic partners are Coloma Convent Girls School and St Thomas Becket Primary School. The other partners in the Alliance are; NMBEC, Quest, St Mary’s Juniors, St Mary’s Infants, Croydon High School, Good Shepherd, Bensham Manor and Thomas More. Further details ...

New Coach Arrives

Once again a big thank you to everyone who helped raise money for the new coach. Some of the children went on a test drive.

Sports Day

A big thank you to everyone who helped make the day a great success again this year. Congratulations to all our pupils especially to this years winning team.

Holocaust Memorial Day



A video made by the drama club to commemorate the day.

Ofsted 2012

Congratulations to all members of our school community on being rated as OUTSTANDING in all categories in our OFSTED inspection - see Ofsted report - see the Croydon Advertiser report

Congratulations Mathmatics Quiz Teams

Well done to our Croydon maths quiz club teams who secured another great victory for St James the Great in all events this year.

Jubilee Celebrations

Another fantastic day. Thanks to everyone who helped.

Latest News


Congratulations to Sophia Szymaniak on winning first prize in a recent public speaking competition seeing

St James the Great holding this prize for the second year running.


Well done to all in maintaining our Customer Service Excellence status (Charter Mark) following an external interim assessment that saw ongoing accreditation with a compliance plus for using Best Practice. Special thanks to Mrs Williams for taking the lead on this. Click to read the Assessors Report

CONGRATULATIONS to our Governors on gaining the highly regarded national Governors Mark which recognises the great service they give to the school

Well done to Miss Redmond for all her work in securing the schools Enterprise Accreditation .

Older News

Older School News


The following link will take you to pictures of the visit by the Holy Father

Internet Safety

We have put together this page to help make sure the internet is a safe place for everyone to enjoy. Internet Safety Page


Confraternity of Saint James

Our school supports a broad range of charities throughout the year both at home and abroad. We are in permanent membership of the Confraternity of St James a charity that supports pilgramage to Santiago de Compostela the shrine of our school's patron saint Saint James the Great at Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain


China Web site

St. James the Great School is in the process of developing email links with schools in Tianjiao China. As part of this process we have created a micro site which we hope to extend with the help of our partner schools.

Take a look ...

Squabble Busters

Bullying- stop it right now!

St James the Great is a telling school; telling someone about bullying will stop it. More.....



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We have been advised that two bids we made to this fund were successful. As a result we are moving ahead with plans to extend and convert the current meeting rooms into a library. The second project involves the remodelling of the school's early years provision to bring our FoundationStage Nursery and Reception classes into one area and develop the external provision for this group of pupils. To view the plans click here.

Consultation on school expansion


Please click here to access information. This project is effectively closed, please see September newsletter for full statement.

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St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School is a charitable company
limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number 7937939).
Registered office: Windsor Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HJ
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