Latest news from around the school

We hope...

Posted on 22 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

…you have a happy and healthy summer holiday.

There’s a lot to get up to in and around Leeds. Breeze is a good place to start looking, and also check out What’s On in Leeds and Leeds List.

The summer holiday is a long one, so keep up with reading. Encourage your child to continue to read often – quarter of an hour, most days will be a great way to keep their reading skills strong and their love of reading alight.

It’s not just about books – reading a comic or magazine, a website, a recipe, First News newspaper are all good ways to keep your child reading. Why not take a trip to one of Leeds’ libraries – a local one, or why not try the Central Library in town for an afternoon trip out?

You might also want to keep your child’s number skills fresh, too. For younger ones, knowing their number bonds is a good start. For older children, knowing their times tables and corresponding division facts is so important.

Taking up these top tips for learning will be a great way for your child to return to school in September hitting the ground running as a confident learner.

Whatever you get up to, have a great holiday. See you on Tuesday 05 September.


Posted on 21 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

…to our Year 6 children! We all wish you lots of success at high school.

Election of a parent governor - voting now open

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Mrs Quirk

We recently wrote to all parents and carers regarding the Parent Governor vacancy, and to seek nominations.  As the number of nominations received exceeds the number of Parent Governor vacancies, it is now necessary to hold a ballot.

There are seven candidates and you may vote for one candidate only.  The ballot can be accessed via

The ballot closes at 12 noon on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

The attached letter provides full details of the voting process and the candidates’ statements.

David Roundtree, Head of Federation

EPOSS Summer Holiday Programme

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Mrs Quirk

The EPOSS Extended Services summer holiday activity programme still has places available.

There’s something for everyone: cooking, multi-sports, snorkelling, lifesaving, water polo, synchronised swimming, athletics, racket sports, Gaelic football, squash, arts and crafts and even a ‘Little Mix’ party!

Take a look at the EPOSS Extended Services brochure and download a booking form to reserve a place for your child today!

Raffle winners

Posted on 10 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

Did you win a prize at the PTA Summer Fair this year?

Unclaimed raffle prizes are for the following tickets:

  • pink 576
  • yellow 511
  • pink 586
  • white-blue 426
  • white-blue 406
  • white-yellow 411
  • green 566


Summer Disco

Posted on 10 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

The PTA invites you to a summer disco on Tuesday 18 July, 6.00pm – 7.30pm.

All our children and parents / carers are welcome to attend. There will be lots of fun and games as well as plenty of refreshments and hot dogs available.

Entrance to the disco is £1 per child and adults are free. All funds raised will go to the PTA to save for equipment in school.

Children from Foundation, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Children in years 5 and 6 may attend alone if we have signed permission.

Please complete and return the slip (see the letter sent home on Monday 17 July) to the school office before Tuesday 18 July along with payment.

Children's Day 2017

Posted on 08 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

Children’s Day 2017 takes place at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Sunday 16th July. The gates for the event will open at 10am and close at 4pm; admission is completely free for everyone, as are the activities when inside the ground.

Families attending the event can make a suggested donation of £3 per adult and £1 per child attending on entry; all proceeds will support the work of Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.

Supporting your child through a bereavement

Posted on 06 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

Talking about bereavement with children can be hard. There’s a series of books that might help children learn about a number of sensitive issues. One book in the series is Frog and the Birdsong by Max Velthuijs, Andersen Press.

The book concerns Frog, who one autumn day discovers a blackbird lying motionless in the grass. Worried, he asks his friends what can be the matter. Very gently and simply, the animals begin to understand the meaning of death and the beauty of life in this moving story.

Wetherby and District Foodbank

Posted on 06 July 2017 by Mrs Quirk

The Wetherby and District Foodbank is available throughout the summer holidays for parents who have difficulty providing meals for the children, especially those who are usually supported with free school meals.

When the school is closed you do not need a voucher but can go straight to the foodbank where they will be pleased to help you.

The foodbank is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10am until midday.

They can be found on Barleyfields Road in the Youth Centre – the flag will be flying!

Our summer production

Posted on 04 July 2017 by Mr Roundtree

The St James’ CE Primary summer production is now less than a week away! Tickets have been going fast – thank you for showing so much interest and enthusiasm.

Spare tickets will be released on Monday based on your requests on the ticket form. If you have not already asked for tickets, please ensure  that you do so by Friday.

Thank you for to those parents who have already sent in costumes for the production. Please make sure costumes arrive in a named bag by Friday.

Thank you for your continued support.