school_photo2St. James the Great is a two-form entry Primary and Nursery School, with approximately 472 children on roll. Parents are invited to visit the school and are welcome to register their child's name for possible Nursery and/ or Main School admission as soon as they wish. Please note, that if a place in Nursery is obtained, this does not guarantee that a place in the Main School will be offered, as applications are considered separately.

The closing date for applications for Nursery admission for September 2017 has now passed, as has the date for Reception, September 2017,  applications.  If you wish to make a late application for either year group, please contact the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Stock, at the school.

For in-year applications (for children who should be in Years 1,2,3,4,5 or 6) please contact Mrs Stock, who will explain the procedure for adding a child's name to the waiting list.


Admission Appeals Timetable 2017 for Reception Places, September 2017

If the Governors have not been able to meet your preference for a place at this school for Reception, starting September 2017, you may appeal the decision to an independent school admission appeals panel.  You will need to complete an appeals form which may be downloaded hereThe completed form should be returned to the school no later than 12 noon on Monday 17 May 2017.  If emailing, this should be addressed to [email protected] including your child’s name and date of birth in the subject line.  Should you wish to submit a paper copy, this should be addressed to:
The Clerk to the Appeals Panel
c/o St James the Great RC Primary School
Windsor Road CR7 8HJ
Appeals submitted by this date will be heard before the end of the summer term and the scheduled date for hearings is Monday 19 June.  You will receive at least 10 days’ notice of your appeal hearing time but please bear in mind it will not be possible to offer an alternative date.
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