St James School


End of Term arrangements

Autumn 2017 Celebration Video

Philip Reeve is coming to St James! – Thursday 7th December 3-4pm

On Thursday 7th December, 3-4pm, Philip Reeve, internationally celebrated and prize-winning science fiction author, is coming to St James!

We are delighted to announce that, on Thursday 7th December from 3–4pm, Philip Reeve, multi-talented artist and writer, author of the Mortal Engines series (now being filmed by Peter Jackson, who did the Lord of the Rings movies) and illustrator of the Horrible Histories books, will visit the school to talk about his work. This has been arranged by students involved with The Bubble, the new, ‘unofficial’ school magazine (see

The event will take place in the School Library. After the talk, there will be a chance to buy signed copies of Philip Reeve’s books at a small discount, so please remember to bring some cash if you’re interested. There will also be free refreshments available.

Students of all ages with an interest in art, theatre, sci-fi, media, film or English are warmly encouraged to come along. Parents, other family members and friends are very welcome.

Philip Reeve is an internationally renowned author (he has won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Carnegie Medal, and various other major awards), and he doesn’t do many events, so it’s a bit of a coup that we’ve lured him down off Dartmoor, where he lives. By all accounts he’s a brilliant and very funny performer, so the event will definitely be an entertaining and engaging way to spend an hour. If you’d like to know more about him, his website is at

For further information, please contact Mr Winsor ( in the English department

100 Club Results (november)

Morning 100 club members,

This morning the next 3 numbers were drawn this morning, the results are as follows…

1st prize-number 87

2nd prize-number 30

3rd prize-number 1

If you are a winner I will contact you directly either via phone or e-mail.  The results will also be displayed online until this years final draw on Monday 11th December.

St James Christmas performing arts evening

St James is putting on another spectacular Christmas Performing Arts evening on the 14th December. It will be starting at 7pm, refreshments will be available before. Free entry and loads of amazing talent!

We hope to see you there.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Our school will take part in the project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

For more information please go here:

Operation Encompass

Exeter Food Bank Christmas appeal

St James School are now a collection point for the Exeter Food Bank and we want to support their Christmas appeal. If you also wish to support the Exeter Food Bank Christmas appeal please donate by Monday 11th December so that we can ensure people don’t go without this Christmas! 

Things to donate:

  • Tinned puddings
  • Seasonal chocolate
  • Soup packets/tins
  • Instant mash potato
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Pasta, rice & sauces
  • Long-life milk
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned custard


Please note:

  • The food bank do not need baked beans or cereal.
  • The food bank cannot take any items that have alcohol in them (Christmas puddings/mince pies etc.).

Year 11 College Interviews