Creative and Performing Arts

At St. James’ the visual environment is of paramount importance; it enables children to be proud and have ownership of their school. Each classroom is filled with children’s work which shows the many aspects of their learning.

The curriculum has been adapted to ensure that the creative arts: dance, drama, music and art, are all incorporated into weekly lessons (for example: history, science and maths) across the school; as well as being taught discretely. The use of creative arts allows our children to express themselves in a variety of ways, which enhances their learning and allows them to reach and exceed all their expectations.

We hold regular assemblies to which parents, carers, governors and friends are invited and where the children show their talent in singing, dancing and acting. The assemblies cover subjects including: religious festivals, Black History Month, the story of St. James’, and whole school themes such as ‘Inspiration’.