St James Junior and Infants School

Pupils learn about the exploitation of the world’s resources 300 pupils are on roll in this relatively leafy suburban primary, recently judged by Ofsted as outstanding and serving a largely middle class, white community. St James Infant and Junior School has spent the last three years revising its curriculum around central themes prescribed by the pupils, such as our world, ourselves, our future. They have invested in their garden and have some lovely growing areas. We follow the school in their Outdoors Week and look at their healthy café, run by the pupils. Pupil-led projects such as philosophy classes and ‘mantle of the expert’ sessions (where children take the lead in problem-solving) demonstrate pupil voice in the school.

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