School Vision

'Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path' ~ Psalm 119 v 105

'With exploring minds, and faith, we grow and learn together'


Our vision is to ensure children thrive in their learning and ,with exploring minds, are actively engaged in their studies. At St James’ we aim for our curriculum to provide children with skills, knowledge and personal characteristics that enable them to live their lives to the fullest. This approach is mirrored by the staff who reflect and adapt in order to develop their practice as the dedicated professionals that they are.  In this way we grow and learn together as we follow the St James Way: Be Kind, Be Respectful and Always Give Your All.


From the foundation offered by our infant counterparts, where they teach the children: ‘To choose the right path’, Proverbs 22:6. Our vision is to follow on that journey with our mission statement of ‘ Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path.’~ Psalm 119: v105.  This Christian vision is underpinned by our teaching of the Christian faith, biblical studies and our Christian school values of: Peace, Compassion, Friendship, Forgiveness, Thankfulness and Endurance.


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Contact Us

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

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

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