Welcome to St James Hatcham CE School

Welcome to St. James Hatcham CE Primary School. We are an inclusive and aspirational community, committed to ensuring that every single child develops to the best of their ability and excels in all areas.

When your child joins us, they will be part of a happy family. We believe that all children are special and have individual interests and talents that should be fully encouraged and developed. In preparing your child for their future, we provide them with a high quality education rooted in developing skills for life, an on-going love of learning and knowledge of how to learn. Our success in developing all learners has been recognised with the nationally recognised award of Centre of Excellence for Inclusion – an award we were extremely proud to achieve. The school has also attained the Science Silver Quality Mark in recognition of the excellent work done in Science.

Our pastoral support is outstanding and we are proud of our calm environment. We involve all members of our school community in creating and sustaining this. Children have the opportunity of becoming trained Peer Mediators to help us achieve a safe and happy environment and all members of staff are committed to developing children’s empathy skills and promoting excellent behaviour through the Positive and Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) scheme. We forge and maintain excellent partnerships with parents and believe in working together as a team to provide children with the best opportunities in life. The Princess Diana award was presented to us in recognition of our school’s work in creating a safe and bully-free environment.

Your child will be safe, happy and achieve the best education possible, whilst learning to contribute to our school’s Christian values, positive ethos and pursuit of high academic success. We are very proud of our links to our church and our most recent Section 48 SIAS report (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) where we were judged to be ‘outstanding’.

I hope you enjoy exploring our website and that it gives you a flavour of our wonderful children, staff and community.

Head Teacher

Ms S E McFarlane