‘Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. Do everything in love.’

1 Corinthians 16.13-14

Underpinning all that we are and all that we do are the twin principles that all people are made in the image of God, and that Jesus came that we all might have fullness of life.

Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James aims therefore to create an inclusive, happy and safe environment where all children and adults are given the opportunity to flourish and make a valuable contribution to the academy and the wider community. We welcome staff and pupils of all faiths and none, and respect and value diversity of belief and practice within a distinctively Christian ethos.

We take inspiration from Paul’s exhortation to the Christians in Corinth to “Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. Do everything in love”. (1 Corinthians 16:13-14). All aspects of school life are rooted in love through compassion, kindness and nurture. We seek to develop individual faith; we help all children to develop self-belief, to have strong aspirations, and to have understanding of their own spirituality. We embolden our children and staff to have courage; demonstrating bravery, being resilient in the face of difficulties or challenge, and having a strong sense of justice.

Love, Faith, Courage

We have close links with the Diocese of Birmingham and St James the Great Church and work with both partners to support the spiritual flourishing of all within our school community. Whilst a core focus of school life is the Christian calendar, we also learn about and celebrate all faiths and cultures.

Promoting British Values

The Department for Education have said they want to “create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Tudor Grange Primary Academy St James actively promotes British Values, ensuring our young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance, and understand that while different people may hold different views of right and wrong our actions are subject to law. At St James we uphold British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and assemblies, supporting the development of the whole child.