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St. James' CE Primary School

Global Learning

Welcome to our Global Learning page where we aim to inform and celebrate the many activities and achievements of our GL program at St James'.

Latest News and Contacts with our contact school in Brazil
We are proud to be hosting the Erasamus+ Conference on Wednesday 5th July from 4 - 5.30pm - click below for further details.
Students are enjoying regular skype chats with their counterparts in the Colegio ECCOS in Sao Paolo. Here is a link to their latest video showing us around their school environment as well as their English skills!




St James' has been given International School Award status from the British Council! Click here for our  official accreditation letter.  The award lasts for three years and is in recognition of all the hard work completed by children and staff - well done everyone!

We are also delighted to announce the children at St. James’ have been rewarded for all of their hard work surrounding Fairtrade this year with a FairAchiever award! This is the top award and contributes to the recognition of all of the global learning that happens at St. James’, together with the news that we are Southwark’s first Global Learning Programme Expert Centre. Well done everybody!

Well done to our budding global citizens here at St. James’! Years 4, 5 and 6 were lucky enough to travel to the London Fairtrade Schools Conference. They had an opportunity to speak directly with Fairtrade cocoa farmers from Ghana, amongst other activities and they were excellent representatives of  the school. Congratulations – here are some photos of the day:

At St James’ we are proud to run a programme of Global Citizenship. We aim for all all children to leave St James’ as well-rounded citizens not only of the United Kingdom, but also of the world, with values including, but not limited to, a commitment to rights and responsibilities, justice, peace and sustainability; to be open to new ideas and to have a sense of interdependence;  to hold a positive sense of identity and to have a desire to make a difference.

Throughout our Global Citizenship programme, we offer an exciting curriculum for the children through project and enquiry-based learning and co-designed curricula intended to further develop and shape key critical thinking skills, themes and outlooks. Lastly, we have built a partnership with Colegio ECCOS in Sao Paolo, Brazil ( in order to provide a real-life purpose for much of the children's learning and to further develop themes of interdependence and commonality.