St James' C E V C First School

Academy School. St. James’ is a small village first school set in a beautiful location just north of Wimborne. We are committed to giving every individual the opportunity and support to develop their full potential within our happy, caring Christian community. We adopt a child centred approach, so the provision and adaptations made for different children will vary. The school thus runs various onsite intervention programmes including: Speech and Language, Learn to Move (co-ordination difficulties), Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties, and Emotional Literacy Support (ELSA). Our physical environment has been adapted to facilitate the use of wheelchairs; including a lift, ramps, the widening of doors to washroom facilities, and special washroom facilities. Outside we have a tyre park, a hard play area, a large field, climbing and balancing equipment, a secure pond, a maze, and quiet areas.


Venue address
Gaunts Common
BH21 4JN
East Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Tue: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Wed: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Thu: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00
Fri: 08:45-12:00 And 13:00-15:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mrs Jacqueline Booth. Lunch break: 12pm to 1pm. Also, on the school site you will find St James Cottage Nursery for children from 2 years to 4 years 11 months, St James Cottage After School Club for 3 to 11 years and St James Cottage Breakfast Club for ages 2 to 9 years. These offer a pick up & drop off service with the school. Additionally, there is a Holiday Club for children 3 to 11 years. For further information please call 01258 840679 or email
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Age Range
4 years 0 months to 9 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
Awaiting Inspection


Wheelchair accessible
Fully accessible.
Parking availability information
On site parking.
Toilet facility information
Adapted toilet / changing facilities.
Other Facilities
Llift, ramps, handrails, quiet areas, secure environment, outdoor space, and play areas.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

See our school's SEND policy and information
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Gaunts Common  Wimborne  Dorset

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