St. James the Great is a two-form entry Primary and Nursery School, with approximately 472 children on roll.
To facilitate visits to the school from prospective families, we are offering guided tours. In November and December, tours will be available at 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. on the first and second Tuesdays of the month, i.e. on 7th and 14th November and on 5th and 12th December. The school’s Admissions Secretary, Mrs Stock, will be available to answer any general queries you may have about the admissions process. If you are unable to visit at these times, please contact Mrs Stock at the school to make alternate arrangements.
Reception applications Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are eligible for admission to a Reception class in the academic year commencing 1 September 2018. In line with local authority procedures, applications for this intake group may be accepted from 1 September 2017. The Supplementary Information form may be downloaded here. Parents/carers are advised that the Reception application process requires the completion of both the school's Supplementary Information form and the local authority's on-line form. If both documents are not completed and submitted, an application may be deemed invalid. All forms and supporting documentation must be submitted by the closing date which is 15th January 2018. Applications received after this date may be treated as "late" and dealt with accordingly.
Nursery applications Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are eligible for admission to Nursery in September 2018 and applications can now be accepted for this intake group. The Supplementary Information form may be downloaded here . The closing date for receipt of completed forms, together with supporting documentation, is 20th December 2017.
For in-year applications (for children who should be in Years R,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.
All applications will be considered using the school's published Admissions Policy which may be accessed via the appropriate section of this website