St James' CE Aided Infant School is a successful church school on the edge of Tunbridge Wells. Our Christian values underpin all we do and the ethos of the school is welcoming and inclusive of all, creating a happy school community where all are valued and cherished.  

St James’ has been on its present site in Sandrock Road since 1981. We have 270 children aged between 4 and 7 in 9 classes. Our school is modern and well equipped set in beautiful surroundings. We make as much use as we can of our outdoor area with an outdoor classroom, woodland walk and sports field and playgrounds.  In recent years we have had a new Community Room and Library built as well as a more accessible entrance for visitors to the school. 


We have a fantastic staff team who are totally committed to ensuring that every child within our care receives an excellent education and that every day is ‘different and memorable’.

In March 2008 we had an Ofsted Inspection which stated: This is an outstanding school. It well deserves its extremely high reputation. The overwhelming majority of parents agree that this ‘excellent school nurtures the pupils both academically and socially and has a very strong sense of community’. Pupils are very happy here, so a characteristic buzz of excitement and enjoyment in learning is evident everywhere around the school.

I am very proud of our school and all it achieves for the children at St James’ and I hope you enjoy finding out more about us.

Mrs Melanie Shackleton