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Sir John A Cumber Primary School

Sir John A Cumber Primary School

PO Box 405, Grand Cayman, KY1-1302, Cayman Islands

+1 345 949 3314



Sir John A Cumber Primary School
School type Coeducational Day
Status State
Principal Mr. Paul Samuel
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 4-11
Number of pupils 532
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Annette Vaughan

The Sir John A Cumber Primary School (SJACPS) is situated in the district of West Bay in the beautiful Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas territory made up of three islands with a total of 264 square kilometers (102 square miles). The islands are south-west of Cuba and north-west of Jamaica with a population of over 60, 000. The school employs educators and specialists from diverse cultures ranging from the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Africa and Central America. It is the largest public primary school on the island with more than half of the student population being Caymanian. Spanish is taught as a second language. Several of the students have a Spanish heritage and are from neighbouring Spanish countries mainly Honduras and Cuba. It offers a range of disciplines including a rich music, ICT and Physical Education Programme. The school has a strong and vibrant community partnership.

The school's mission is to produce competent, responsible, independent, lifelong learners prepared for secondary education using a comprehensive curriculum presented in a stimulating manner by motivated and dedicated teachers, in partnership with cooperative parents and a supportive community. It also aims to provide quality education recognizing that each child is special and has individual needs and abilities. To achieve this we:

  • Provide a happy, secure, and stimulating environment in which children can fully develop their potential
  • Provide a high standard of education that promotes quality learning
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning so that everyone can strive for excellence in all they do
  • Encourage children to develop a good self-image, self-confidence, and self-motivation in order that they become mature, responsible and independent, respecting the rights of others
  • Provide equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, cultural background, academic or physical ability or religious belief
  • Promote a close partnership with parents and the community, in order for parents to recognize their role as educators and our ability to draw from and contribute to the community
  • Monitor and review all aspects of school life to ensure continuous improvement and growth.