We have an excellent Church of England school in Longdon. It has strong links with St. James’ church and we are working to strengthen these further. The whole school comes to church once a month and on special occasions. The Vicar is an ex-officio member of the Governors and is currently vice-chair as well as being safeguarding lead. There is an additional foundation governor who sits on the school board and also on the Parochial Church Council. The main function of both of these foundation governors is to ensure that Christian values pervade the school ethos and that love, respect, tolerance and other Christian values are part of everyday life for the children. Of course, they will learn of other faiths and cultures, but British Christian values are taught as being important from the start.
The school is now a member of the St. Chad’s Multi-Academy Trust under the ‘umbrella’ of the Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET - www.cecet.org) which is based in Lichfield. The Trust is a collaboration between Lichfield and Birmingham diocese and the University of Wolverhampton.
We are proud of our village school and always look forward to their visits.
Check out the school website too. www.st-james.staffs.sch.uk
St. James’ Primary Academy, Longdon
The academic results for 2018 are very pleasing. Achievement in every subject area is well in advance of the national picture. With 20% of pupils achieving ‘greater depth’ - again significantly more than the national average - the results get better each year.