Pupil Voice

Psalm 119v105 : Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path

Christian Vision

With exploring minds and faith, we grow and learn together. All here follow ‘The St James Way: Be Kind, Be Respectful, Give Your All’ which is rooted in the Christian Values of Peace, Compassion, Friendship, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Endurance. Using Psalm 119v105 we use ‘Your Word’ as a light to guide children on their paths through life.


Pupil Voice is valued at St James'. During my time here I have been well supported by a passionate school council who helped support positive changes in our school. This is evident by the physical changes to our school grounds, with varied pieces of new equipment, and initiatives that support play, physical development and collaboration. Through our play and building relationships with peers, we show how we grow and learn together.


School is supported by the special roles children play. Our volunteers to be a daily 'Hall Helper' shows compassion and a willingness to support our Mid-day Supervisors alongside our younger children. In the same mould, our librarians not only tidy the library but support younger children in finding and choosing appropriate books. Our 'Craze-It Crew' are skilled in setting out, monitoring and supporting structured play in our Craze-It Arena. Each day you will see our children leading these games in the chosen craze - whether it be Launch It, Aim It, Game It, Skip It, Ride It or Draw It!


Another role that has been designed in recent years, is that of the Class Ambassador. Each term one member of the class is newly elected to represent their class. We meet weekly and over the term, choose an injustice in the world to try and tackle. The issue can be anything from school, our locality of Whitehaven, our county, our country or even a global issue. Recent teams of Ambassadors have worked on tackling injustices in Plastic Pollution of the World's Oceans, farming welfare, reducing waste, improving the fairness of school football time, supporting the reintroduction of pine martens in Cumbria and tackling racism in our world.  Through the work of the ambassadors we want to bring awareness to some of the worlds problems, and importantly, give a platform for children to pursue their ambitions and personal responsibilities in fixing such issues. These children are an inspiration to work with and have brought about such positive change.  

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email admin@stjamesjun.cumbria.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG