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St James Academy

We belong, we believe, we flourish.


We help others to succeed.


We are honest and fair.

Perseverance and Courage

We embrace challenge.


We are kind, polite and forgiving.

Friendship and Respect

We listen to each other.


We respect ourselves, each other and our school.

Headteacher Welcome

Headteacher Welcome


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 190 children taught across 7 classes. Southbroom is a warm, friendly school with a family atmosphere where Christian values allow us to live out our vision of belonging, believing and flourishing.


We have fantastic resources, not only our team of hard working staff, but also our pastoral room (The Ark), ICT suite and recently redeveloped Lighthouse. We also have extensive school grounds which we are looking at ways to develop further. We also 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 School Vision: "We belong, we believe, we flourish" 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

Gareth Bailey