School Ethos, Vision and Values

St James' CE Aided Infant School is a successful church school on the edge of Tunbridge Wells. Our Christian values underpin all we do and the ethos of the school is welcoming and inclusive of all, creating a happy school community where all are valued and cherished.

St James’ has been on its present site in Sandrock Road since 1981. We have 270 children aged between 4 and 7 in 9 classes. Our school is modern and well equipped set in beautiful surroundings. We make as much use as we can of our outdoor area and have a Forest School, an outdoor classroom and sports field and playgrounds. 

We have a fantastic staff team who are totally committed to ensuring that every child within our care receives an excellent education and that every day is ‘different and memorable’.



Our Values and Vision

At St James’ CE Aided Infant School we uphold and nurture our Christian ethos by encouraging the values of friendship, thankfulness, forgiveness and trust.

We will develop children’s self esteem and sense of worth by creating an environment in which they feel positive about themselves and confident to have a go and take risks in their learning.

We will make learning exciting, challenging and fun through our rich and creative curriculum, making every day different and memorable.

We will strive to meet the strengths and interests of every child by identifying their needs and matching provision.

We will create a safe, healthy and happy school community in which children and adults are cherished and valued.

We will care for the environment and the wider world and be actively involved with our community.