Your local community church school
St Clement & St James was founded (originally as two separate schools) in the 1860s to serve the poor communities around the two school buildings, and we remain committed to serving our local children. We are proud to be part of this vibrant area and an important part of the community. We serve five parishes (St Clement and St James, St Helen’s, All Saints, St Peter’s, St John’s) and have especially strong links with St Clement and St James.
What makes us so special?
We are one of the only small schools in the Holland Park area (one form entry) which means staff have time to get to know children and families
We have just opened our brand new early years ‘Owlet’s’ centre which has wonderful facilities for 3-5 year olds
We are a church school with strong Christian values of friendship, thankfulness, forgiveness and compassion
We have a broad curriculum and love the arts. We have set up the Pottery Lane Arts Centre on the school site with professional artists who work with our staff and children
We have a caring and supportive staff team who work closely with children and families to ensure each child is calm and ready for learning. We have carefully tailored support for any child who needs a little extra encouragement and attention eg Special Needs coordinator, learning mentors, art therapy, Place to be (counselling), West London Zone, and speech therapy
We have strong church links. Reverend Gareth, our priest in charge and his dog Libby, is very involved in the life of the school.
We are federated with St Thomas’ CE Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding) which means we can share resources to ensure we have strong teaching in both schools
‘The word is out. This school is changing for the better.’ Parent in Y1
‘Thank you for looking after our children. We are very happy and the school is a calm and happy place.’ Parent in nursery.
Our parent survey
100% of parents and carers say their child enjoys school and is safe at school
96% would recommend our school to other parents