150 Years of St James 1866-2016

In 2016, St James CE Primary School celebrated 150 years of education.  As part of the celebration, they held an exhibition of children's work about various aspects of the last 150 years and also of archived material from the school.


The 150 Year Exhibition was opened on Tuesday 28th June 2016 by the Mayor of Northampton.  Former pupils and staff of St James School were invited to join the school on this day.


The exhibition was open all week and there was a 150 Year Celebration Party on Thursday 30th June for all the current pupils.

Historic photographs of the St James area

Padmoor & Barnes shoe factory & tramshed 1904
Aberdeen Terrace 1914
Gladstone Terrace
Spencer Bridge Road
St James Road
Tin School in St James Northampton 1928
The Love family in the 1930s
Maple Terrace George V Silver Jubilee 6th May 1935
St James floods 1939
69 St James Road 1939
Abbey Street
Abbotts Way on Coronation Day 1953
St James Road before 1965
Greenwood Road 1970
St James Square
St James Square - Downes family

1900-1920s : Attendance and Good Conduct Medal

Medal presented shown by Janet Anderson
Presented to a grandparent in 1900s or 1920s

1930s : Mr Richard Newitt's Class

Photo from Cyril Haynes
Photo from Cyril Haynes

1940s : Infant School and Junior School Classes

Photo from Keith Lewis, aged 6
Photo from Keith Lewis, aged 10

1960s : School Reports

Jane Robinson Report 1959
Jane Robinson Report 1960
Jane Robinson Report 1961
Jane Robinson Report 1962
Jane Robinson Report 1963

1970s : Mr Chamberlain's Class - School Choir & Orchestra - 1978 Rose Queen

Mr Chamberlain's Class
School Choir and Orchestra
1978 Rose Queen

1980s : Mrs Boswell's Class

Photo from Chris Bland

Radio Northampton Interview - Mr Rose - May 2016

2016 : 150 Year Celebrations

150 Candles to Celebrate 150 Years
150 Candles to Celebrate 150 Years
150 Candles to Celebrate 150 Years

150 Year Logo design entries

Winner : Maisha - Year 2
Runner Up : Athul - Year 6
Alise - Year R
Xin - Year 2
Naomi M - Year 3
Lutfiyah - Year 4
Mia - Year 5
Isra - Year 5
Patra - Year 6

The next 150 years - your thoughts and ideas


We are looking forward to hearing from you!