Latest news from around the school

St James' School Choir

Posted on 11 December 2017 by Mr Roundtree

The school choir has been busy over the past week. On Friday afternoon, the choir entertained travellers at Moto Wetherby Services. The children sung their hearts out and raised £303.23. Well done, choir!

Further to their success on Friday, choir visited Ashfields nursing home in Wetherby. Their carol singing was appreciated by all of the residents and staff. The children behaved brilliantly and were a credit to our school.

Singing in the community

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Miss Beatson

The choir have been very busy today, singing at The Church on the Corner this morning and Morrisons after school. They will be singing at Moto services on Friday, Ashfield Nursing Home next Tuesday and Morrisons again next Wednesday! Hopefully, they’ll still have a voice left for our Christmas production!


New Football Kit

Posted on 05 December 2017 by Miss Beatson

Thank you to Suttle Transport Services for sponsoring our new football kit. The children were very excited to try it on for the first time yesterday. We look forward to competing in our new kit next term. 

School Charity

Posted on 04 December 2017 by Miss Beatson

After much discussion, the school council have decided that we will support the charity Unicef this year. The children were keen to support a charity which helps children around the world.

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Christmas Fair

Posted on 01 December 2017 by Miss Beatson

Our Christmas Fair is this afternoon. Please come along and get into the festive spirit. We have lots of stalls to visit and the school choir will be singing at 3.30pm.

‘Pick a square’ could win you this delicious Christmas cake.

Subscribe to First News and raise money for school

Posted on 29 November 2017 by Mrs Quirk

Sphere Federation has teamed up with First News to offer a fantastic opportunity which will help us raise money for our school.

The children love reading First News in school and now you have the chance to get a great offer and have First News delivered to your house every Friday for your kids to enjoy at home.

To make things even better for every subscription parents take out using our unique voucher codes X17SFED we will get money back to put towards our school.

To subscribe, please click here.

Important information regarding measles

Posted on 21 November 2017 by Mrs Quirk

You may have heard in the news that there have been a number of confirmed cases of measles in Leeds. As you will be aware, measles is extremely infectious and can be a serious illness in some cases. The attached information contains advice on preventing the spread of measles, what the symptoms of measles are and how parents can protect their families by ensuring that their children have had two doses of the MMR vaccine.

If you are not sure whether your child is up to date with their vaccinations or your child is not up to date, please make an arrangement with your GP practice as soon as possible.

It is never too late to immunise: measles can have serious complications regardless of age.

Read this letter from Public Health England.

Children in Need

Posted on 17 November 2017 by Miss Beatson

Thank you to everybody who donated money by dressing up or buying some cakes from our cake sale today. We raised a fantastic £191.03 for Children in Need.



Town Hall visit

Posted on 15 November 2017 by Miss Beatson

Today, the School Council visited the Town Hall, to look at proposed plans for playing areas in Wetherby. They were asked for their views and opinions to help developers design the best possible parks they can.

Here is some feedback our school council gave the planning team:

  • “I like the swings in the spider web park because they look like they go really high.”
  • “I like some of the ideas for the slides because there were different sizes so all ages could use them.”
  • “I thought in one of the parks they could have a big slide as well as a little slide.”  


Anti-bullying Week

Posted on 12 November 2017 by Miss Beatson

Next week is national Anti-Bullying Week and our Living and Learning statement is I know how to STOP bullying.

The theme this year is All Different, All Equal with the following key aim:

The idea is to help children and young people celebrate what makes them, and others, unique and help them understand why it’s important that every child feels included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying.

Our school definition has recently been reviewed by the new School Council.

‘Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally, several times on purpose.’

As part of their learning this week, children will discuss these aspects of bullying: