About Us 2018-11-09T14:53:03+00:00


Vision Statement:

We have a vision to be a school that treasures and loves every individual. Our children have a thirst for learning, love for life and embrace the future with Christian hope and confidence.

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love”
1 Cor. 16 v 13-14

Teaching and Learning:

Our team of highly skilled and creative professionals deliver an innovative and exciting curriculum, which engages our children, enabling them to be motivated, independent, enthusiastic learners, who have high expectations of themselves, and are empowered to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

We are a happy and friendly Church of England Primary Academy in Darwen, Lancashire.

We have an amazing staff team and 192 fantastic children, ranging in age from 2 to 11 years, from Nursery to Year 6.

We all work hard and we enjoy ourselves too. We have an exciting curriculum and we aim for the highest standards in all we do.

Our children are welcome to come to Breakfast Club from 8am every day and are encouraged to take part in our many after-school activities running until 4pm.

Values Statement:

At Darwen St James’ CE Primary Academy, we believe that worship lies at the heart of our school life together.  Through collective worship, we help everyone to develop the values and beliefs that will enable them to flourish in the world at large with all people and communities.

Collective, whole school worship, is value focused. We have 5 core values that runs through everything that we do.

As an academy we have decided to use pupil voice to help us plan our worship each half term.  To enable us to do this we asked the children that if they could ask God anything, what would they ask him?  Our worship team has grouped similar questions together and chosen a group of questions for each half term, with the aim of exploring each one to see if we can find an answer.

The values are being made into a banner to be up on display all the time.  This will be to aid the children in thinking about values as something to be embedded in their daily lives, not simply worship topics.  Teachers, use the values regularly and link it into the curriculum taught in their classroom.

Children are given the opportunity to reflect on the question at the end of each half term.  We believe that this time for reflection on their thoughts beliefs and actions, enables children to understand the progress they are making in internalising each value.

Please do contact us, via the school office, in person, or ring 01254 703260, to come & see us at work and at play!

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