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  • St James's Catholic Primary School
    260 Stanley Road
    TW2 5NP
  • Head: Mrs L Yarnell
  • T 020 8898 4670
  • F 020 8893 3038
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • Pupils: 683
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Open days: Contact the school office for a tour
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd January 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 18th March 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Glorious outdoor space where children can let off steam. Climbing frames, trees and quieter areas for those in need of tranquillity. Plenty of greenery surrounding the school. Rolling playing fields at the back and local golf club on the other side give the school a distinctly country feel. School has an excellent reputation in the local neighbourhood and parents feel lucky to have secured their child a place. At the start of the day, hordes of children in jolly yellow and grey uniforms race along the pavements on scooters...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Louise Yarnell, previously head of St Norbert's Catholic Primary School in Lincolnshire.


At 3 to nursery (52 places) and 4 to the main school (90 places). St James’s is a Roman Catholic school serving the four parishes of St James (Twickenham), St Francis de Sales (Hampton Hill), St Margaret (East Twickenham) and St Theodore (Hampton). Priority given to those baptised within a year of birth who are devout, practising Catholics. Siblings given priority. Heavily oversubscribed, with more than two applicants for every place. Occasional places become available in higher years, though there isn’t huge pupil mobility. ‘We don’t lose many pupils further up the school, only if the families relocate. We certainly don’t lose them to private schools’.

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Special Education Needs

The George Tancred Centre based at the school caters for approximately ten children with autistic spectrum disorders. The unit provides an environment where primary school pupils with ASD are taught and supported in a curriculum appropriate to their needs. The National Curriculum is followed, adapted as necessary and incorporating thinking skills, social skills including eye contact and turn taking; with an emphasis on language and communication. The unit aims to provide regular opportunities for pupils to be included in the main school both to enhance learning and to develop social interaction with peers. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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