Admissionsdmissions Policy 2017-2018
Criteria for being offered a place at St James School
All classes at St James’ CE Primary School have a limit of 30 places. In Reception, Year 1 and 2 this is the limit set by government. In all other classes this is the limit set by governors.
The statements set out below are ranked in the order by which admissions applications are considered.
1.Looked after children at the request of the Herefordshire Council
2. Children whose Statement of Special Education Needs names St James CE Primary School.
3.All children living within the catchment area of the school.
4.Children from outside the catchment area who have siblings already attending the school.
5.Two places will be reserved for children whose parents wish them to attend the school through a ‘church’ place. Such applications must be evidenced by a statement from the local clergy.
6.Exceptional medical or social need. Such applications must be evidenced by a statement from the appropriate agency.
7.Any other applications received from parents who live outside the catchment area. Distance will be considered with those nearest coming highest on the list
These arrangements are reviewed annually with the Governing Body.