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Frederick Smith Secondary

St. James
Frederick Smith Secondary Principal
Stephen Jackman - Principal

Trents, St. James



Frederick Smith Secondary School, formerly St. James Secondary School received its first set of students on September 17, 1979. The school was officially opened by the Minister of Education, Honourable Louis Tull.

On November 23, 2012 the school was re-named in honour of the late Sir Frederick Smith, former Minister Education and Sports from 1975 to 1976, in recognition of his significant contribution to national development.

Through the years, this school has grown into a vibrant institution. Students have excelled in many fields. The school has is highly respected in the field of sports and many of our past students, including Antonio Boyle, Argyle Maynard, Pedro Collins and Tanya Oxley have done us proud. Our academics can also hold their heads high as they take their places in various areas both in and out of Barbados

Our Motto

Covet The Best Gifts.

Our Mission Statement

To develop the intellectual, social, spiritual, physical and creative potential of our students so that they may function as productive and responsible citizens.

School Organization



There are ten (10) Heads of Departments and six (6) Year Heads with responsibilities for Form Levels 1-6.



There are five forms at year levels 1 to 5. Each year level is managed by a Senior Teacher.



Various sports including athletics, badminton, cricket, football, hockey, netball and volleyball.



Activities include Band, draughts, etiquette, choir and I.S.C.F.
Frederick Smith Secondary Deputy Principal
Clyde Collymore - Deputy Principal

School Song

Within these walls of learning,
We stand with eager mind
To face the world before us,
To yearn, to seek, to find.
God grant us grace to welcome
The lessons we should learn;
To show our pride and pleasure
As each new page we turn.

Frederick Smith Secondary where
there's learning, friendship, play.
And with pride we learn to covet
The best gifts on the way.

No forces shall divert us
From the main task ahead,
For learning brings us power,
Whate'er the path we tread.
For 'tis our school, our future,
Our pathway to the world.
This School shall be our corner
When our life's flag's unfurled.