St James Schools
The Distinguishing Character of St James Schools
In the education offered, St James Schools effectively employ Eastern principles to complement a very English curriculum. All this has flourished alongside the accepted pillars of the English public school education, such as science, sport, choral singing, and the study of ancient Latin and Greek. Consequently, the Schools offer all students a curriculum that nourishes the whole being: spiritually, educationally, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
A Growing Demand for St James Education
For the past several years the enrolment at the three schools has continued to grow. There are now more than 800 pupils with a large waiting list of families wishing to enrol their children in the schools. The academic year 2009–2010 saw the largest growth in applicants for St James as well as public recognition for the achievements of our students in the national press. There are an increasing number of parents who want their children to experience a St James education.
2010 also saw the launch of the St James Schools’ Building for the Future campaign, a multi-million pound programme of much-needed new and improved facilities to support and enhance our first-class education offer. Plans have been approved for a comprehensive programme of renovations and improvements that address pressing needs to increase and improve space and facilities at both the Olympia and Ashford locations.
From a Parent
“ Having put five children through the schools, I am convinced of the value of a St James education.”
St James offers to its pupils stillness and meditation practices, which are to be found in both Eastern and Western traditions. Amongst other benefits, these practices significantly improve the facility of attention. Gradually more and more schools in the UK are adopting meditation as a practice for this reason.
St James Schools Website: www.stjamesschools.co.uk