Brindle St James

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28th February 20

Mission Statement:
Brindle St James' Church of England Primary School is committed to ensuring that all pupils and other members of the school community develop their full academic, social and spiritual potential, and so achieve excellence within the context of our Christian family.

Our children are the heart of this Church of England Primary School.


Latest inspection: OUTSTANDING


We have done extremely well in two important inspections held in spring term 2017.


SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) March 2017.

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Brindle St. James’ as a Church of England School are OUTSTANDING.


“The school is a vibrant, highly distinctive and effective learning community based on explicit Christian principles.”

 “The values of Christian love and trust permeate all relationships and they impact very strongly on pupils’ behaviour.”

“The outstanding collective worship and Religious Education contribute significantly to pupils’ excellent spiritual and personal development.”

“Pupils are eager, confident and articulate learners.  Their attitudes to life and learning are extremely positive.  They are inspired and excited by their lessons.”

“School and national data shows that all pupils make very good progress from their starting points and standards of attainment are consistently high.”


Ofsted February 2017

This school continues to be GOOD.

“You and your staff have created a culture of happy industry in each of the three classes.”

 “I was struck by pupils’ mature attitudes in class and around the school, and how friendly and caring of each other they are.”

“All pupils, even the youngest, concentrated hard on their learning and spoke enthusiastically to me about it.”

“Pupils’ behaviour during the inspection was excellent.”

“The school has a good track record of attainment that is above average at the ends of Years 2 and 6.”

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your child’s future. If you are interested in a place for your child at Brindle St. James’, please contact us. We currently have places available in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.



What our parents say:


"My child is happy and enjoys coming to school.  He has a wonderful relationship with his teacher and teaching assistant."


"The pupils are encouraged to strive towards academic excellence.  Each child is assessed individually and their education tailored accordingly."


"There is a strong church connection."


"This school is extremely caring and interested in the children not just as pupils, but people who have lives outside the school.  The school environment is calm and purposeful and the children are happy! Thank you all !"


"This school has staff with the incredible ability to recognise each child’s talent and strengths and build their weaknesses.  Giving each child however timid, confidence in themselves."


"It is part of the village community, where people support and communicate to bring about improvements for the school and well-being of each child."


"The school is really good all round, The kids are pleasant and seem happy; the staff are friendly and competent.  Overall St. James' is a happy ship and I am pleased my child goes there."


"I am delighted with Brindle St. James'.  My child loves coming to school and I would highly recommend it to family and friends.  Drama is also very important at Brindle and this encourages confident children, which is great!"