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  • Newsletter - Friday 15th July 2022

    Published 18/07/22

    After an action-packed week of activities including the incredible Year 5 & 6 production of ‘Hercules’, our term is drawing to a close. Our full newsletter together with further information for summer and next year's term dates are attached below.

    Do join us in St. James’ Church for our End of Year/Year 6 Leavers’ Service on Tuesday
    19th July at 11am - all welcome, please sit upstairs at the Church. Year 6 parents and carers who join are invited to stay with their children afterwards when we will provide some refreshments and an opportunity to say farewell. Year 6s can leave straight from Church with you on Tuesday, however if they are on their own, they will return to school and leave at 13:30 from Alexis St.

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  • Change is a good thing!

    Published 14/07/22

    The Children's Commissioner has signposted a wealth of resources for families to access who have children either starting primary school in September or moving up to secondary school, everything from what to expect to what to have for lunch! Do take a look, the links are from the BBC Bitesize website and are also listed below. The CC website also has lots of  information regarding the wellbeing of children and is worth a look.

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  • Tesco Community Grant Scheme

    Published 06/07/22

    St James' is a nominee in the current Community Grant Scheme from now until 30th September 2022. If you shop in Tesco, whatever the value of your shopping, you can ask for a token and cast your vote in the St James' container. If we have the most tokens at the end, we will be able to offer a healthy breakfast to all our children attending St James' for the Autumn term. So, keep shopping and make sure you collect as many tokens as possible (every little helps!) to count towards our total. A list of participating Tesco stores is below.

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  • Southwark’s Summer of Food and Fun

    Published 22/06/22

    We attach details below of Southwark's many planned activities to take place during the summer holidays. There is a varied programme from 25th July to 26th August.

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  • 5 - 11 year old vaccination programme

    Published 07/06/22

    We have been asked to circulate the attached flyer to families regarding the vaccination of children between the ages of 5 - 11 years.

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  • School Street Programme at Alexis Street

    Published 28/04/22

    Below is a transcript of notices that have been put up around the Alexis Street site regarding permissions for the current pedestrian and cycle zones which are maintained between 8.45 am and 9.15 am and between 3.15 pm and 3.45 pm (Monday to Friday, during school term time).  Anyone wishing to read more or make contact regarding this Traffic Order, please see the following link and email address:

    Link to decision: https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=7585

    For more information contact:- Tobias Allen Transport Projects Highways Highways@southwark.gov.uk

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  • Thank you for your donations!

    Published 21/04/22

    We are proud to announce that thanks to the generosity of our St James' school community, we raised £647 for this worthy cause. A special mention should go to Etta, who raised £80 by selling hand-painted rocks during the Easter holidays - well done Etta!

    Update: The Workshop has been in touch with us directly and wanted to thank everyone for their marvellous generosity and to say that the money really will make a difference in being able to keep going, feeding and supporting people who need their help.

    This non-uniform day was at the suggestion of our students, wearing blue and yellow in exchange for a £1 donation, to raise funds for a Ukrainian refugee drop-in centre we are in direct contact with based in Budapest, Hungary. 5 million refugees have left Ukraine since February and 10,000 are arriving in Budapest every day.

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  • Red Nose Day "thank you"!

    Published 18/03/22

    Following our own clothes to school event for Red Nose Day last week, we are proud to announce that the children raised £351.59. Money donated to Red Nose Day this year will support people in the UK and around the world to live free from poverty, violence and discrimination, and support people with their mental health.
    A big "thank you" and well done to all the children and staff at St. James'

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  • Staff Vacancies

    Published 31/01/22

    Please visit our staff vacancies page for news of jobs currently available at St James'. Click this link or go to the bottom of our website home page and click the Staff Vacancies heading in the green section.

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  • Fundraising thanks from the Royal Marsden

    Published 17/12/21

    Following our fundraising at St James', we have received a thank you letter and certificate from The Royal Marsden.

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  • A virtual visit to St James!

    Published 09/12/21
    We're proud of our school and of our children!
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  • Free Digital Awareness session for parents

    Published 08/12/21

    Our friends at ParentGym have sent us news of an online session on Tuesday 25th January from 5 - 6pm, free to all our parents and run by Digital Awareness UK.  

    Topics covered will include major trends in how young people are using apps and games, critical digital issues and practical steps you can take to protect your children from online risk and to encourage happy and healthy tech habits. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions about any concerns you may have in the home around online safety. The full flyer of details is attached below.

    Here's a short video about how the webinar will work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0rWXmuKIIY

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