+27 31 814 7403               130 Matthews Meyiwa Road, Greyville, Durban, 4001

About Us

St James School Durban offers a holistic education to pupils from Grade R – Grade 7. We are a co-ed school in Greyville, Durban.

We take the pastoral care of our pupils seriously, as we believe that a happy child is a child who is open to new experiences. We work very closely with our parents to ensure that we meet the needs of all our pupils. We have one class per grade.

Teachers are able to teach and encourage learning because of the manageable classes. We do not have Boarding Facilities.

Our Aftercare runs from straight after school to either 16:00 or 17:00.

Why Choose Us?


We "Pause" before and after each activity.

Mindfulness forms an integral part of every day, which assists our pupils to develop Emotional Intelligence. Sanskrit (an ancient language) and Thinking through Philosophy are two subjects that are uniquely offered by St James Durban.

Excellent Academic Programme

We make use of the CAPS Curriculum

St James Durban follows CAPS (Amended CAPS Section 4 – the most updated syllabus as published by the DoE) as a basis for our curriculum.

Sport Lessons

We offer in-house sport. Healthy bodies, healthy minds!

We encourage fitness by offering in-house sport and Perceptual Motor Development for the younger grades. We have an annual Sports Day and Fun Gala – none of which is competitive.

Cultural Activities

St James has its own unique Choir, whose popularity seems to grow by the day.


We have an Art Exhibition once a year to showcase our talents.

Speech and Drama

Our pupils can finally develop their Speech and Drama skills without masks. We look forward to our annual Speech and Drama Festival.

Meet Our Team

Ms. Botes

Deputy Headmistress

Ms. Wilks

Office Administrator & Bursar

Ms. Mbelu


Academic Support

Academic Support lessons are offered by the teachers as the need arises, and our Librarian assists the Junior Primary Phase with one-on-one reading sessions. It is, however, sometimes necessary to refer our pupils to outside Academic Support Programmes as we do not have an LSEN Class as of yet.

Parents and teachers work closely together; especially when it comes to having a child assessed by Children’s Centres with Educational Psychologists to explore possible learning barriers. 

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