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Welcome to Our School


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Southbroom St James Academy.  We are a vibrant Junior School at the heart of Devizes with over 200 children taught across 7 classes. Southbroom is a warm, friendly school with a family atmosphere where Christian values are at the heart of everything we do.


We have fantastic resources, not only our team of hard working staff, but also our pastoral room (The Ark), ICT suite and recently redeveloped library. We also have extensive school grounds which we are looking at ways to develop further and a new school kitchen currently being built. This will mean from September 2017 we can provide school meals prepared and cooked fresh at school every day. 


Our name 'Southbrooom St James' represents our strong link with St James' Church in Devizes. The stained glass window in which our logo now sits is the DSAT window showing that we are also now part of a family of schools forming the Diocese of Salisbury Multi Academy Trust (DSAT).


Our strapline: "Placing children at the heart of all we do" was created by everyone connected with the school and encapsulates the real essence of who we are. We are very much a team and value everyone's contribution in the development of the children we nurture and inspire every day.


In 2013 we converted to academy status with the Diocese of Salisbury Multi Academy Trust (DSAT). This change strengthened our drive for continued school improvement alongside our thirst for greater collaborative working. To find out more about DSAT please visit 


I hope you find our website both useful and informative however do remember it will only provide you with a snap shot of what life is like at Southbroom St James. The best way to find out about a school is to visit it for yourself and to meet the children and staff first hand.  Please contact the school office to arrange a tour if you would like to see us in action.


Kind regards

Andrew Wilson

Executive Headteacher