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Headteacher's Welcome

I am delighted to be the Executive Headteacher of this wonderful school and have taken great pride in seeing how it has grown from strength to strength over the last few years. I am extremely proud to be leading a staff team that is committed to every child’s well-being and to providing exceptional learning opportunities for not only the children in our care, but also their families. As part of the newly formed Hatherley/St James Federation, we now have two schools that work collaboratively to ensure an all through educational experience for all the children who join us.

St James’ Church of England Junior School takes pride in being a diverse, multi-cultural community, welcoming pupils of all abilities. We are proud of our established links with St James’ Church and our teaching practice and ethos is based upon Christian principles and seven specific key values. Respect is at the centre of these values.

All our staff play a vital role in our school community. They are committed and passionate about ensuring all our children reach their full potential. The large range of learning opportunities available at St James’ provide the chance to enrich the pupils’ lives and prospects in their learning, as well as setting them up with skills for life.

Care and compassion are vitally important at St James’, and lead to children feeling safe and secure.

Now part of DGAT

With effect from 1st May 2024, the school converted to an academy as part of DGAT (Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust.)

For more information about DGAT use the following link:

Schools | Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust | Gloucestershire (

A positive partnership between home and school is continuously re-enforced and this results in high levels of self-esteem, achievement and independent learning for every child.

However, to really understand our school for yourself, we welcome you to visit our school to experience the happy, positive and welcoming atmosphere for yourself.

Executive Headteacher: Simon Millington
Telephone: 01452 520714

School Office - Mrs Hayward:

Emma Faulkner (SENDCO):

Should we need to close the school due to an emergency, such as adverse weather, parents will be informed by text via our Teachers2Parents app.  Please also look on the Local Authority websiteWe would be grateful if you would check the above before telephoning, texting or emailing the school.