‘It’s such a fantastic school and my child thrives each and every day.’ 

(parent survey, 2023)


St James’ CE Primary is a happy and healthy place to achieve and believe.

‘Leaders value and believe in each and every member of this community and the nurturing support they provide for individual parents, pupils and staff is transformational.’ (SIAMS inspection, 2022).


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We’re a well-loved little school in the heart of Wetherby. Ofsted (2019) judge us to be a good school: ‘The quality of teaching is good across all year groups, including the early years. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils work hard, concentrate well and enjoy learning. There are good relationships between staff and pupils.’


The link between attendance and attainment is clear: just 40% of persistently absent children achieve expected standards in Key Stage 2, compared with 84% of pupils who were regular attenders.

But attendance is important for more than just attainment: regular school attendance can help positive peer relationships and this in turn helps mental health and wellbeing.

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school when they’re unwell. Check out NHS guidance: Is my child too ill for school?

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