Welcome to the website for Hurst Knoll St. James CE Primary School.
The school, which opened in 1971, is a one-form entry Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School linked to St. James’ Church in the Parish of the Good Shepherd and St. John The Evangelist Church - both in the Diocese of Manchester.
Our aim is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment in which every child is challenged and learns academically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally to be a good citizen in 21st Century Britain. We endeavour to develop students who will work hard, challenge injustice and be valuable members of the school and wider community. As a school the values of Trust, Hope, Forgiveness and Justice are at the heart of everything that we do.
During its most recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in November 2016, the school was judged as ‘Outstanding’. OFSTED graded the school ‘Good’ as a result of their February 2017 inspection.
Our broad, balanced and engaging curriculum challenges the children’s learning and understanding, provides opportunities for them to lead their own learning and encourages them to ask and answer their own questions. We believe it is vital that children co-operate and collaborate and that communication and teamwork are a vital part of human development. We encourage the development of these skills through a variety of lesson and learning structures.
Throughout every aspect of school life; including our curriculum, the relationships we build, our school development plan and priorities, our policies and our Christian Ethos, we aim to reflect God’s loving care for us all.
If you would like to find out more about our school, then please contact the school office and arrange a visit – it will be our pleasure to welcome you.
Mr. Jonathon Hobday