St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961




To make an application at the start of Reception year
Your child will start school in the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday. The academic year is set from September 1st to August 31st. To apply for a place please apply on line at and Learning/Apply for a
school place/Reception Class Admissions page.
If you do not have the facility to apply online please contact the Herefordshire Admissions team as below to request a paper application. 

To contact the teams, write to:

Emma Turner/Lisa Hince
Herefordshire Council
School Admissions
PO Box 4
Plough Lane Offices
Plough Lane

or email:

or telephone 01432 260926/261574


St James Criteria:

Admissions to St James are based on the following Crteria:

The statements below are ranked in the order by which admissions applications are considered. If any of the criteria are oversubscribed then the distance from the school is then used as a measure

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) Members of staff who are teachers and wish their children to attend St James.

4)  All children living within the catchment area of the school. (St James’ catchment map can be found on the school website:

5)Children from outside the catchment area who have siblings already attending the school.

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.


For further details please read our admissions policy: Admissions Policy 2021-2022 (2)



Consultation (ending October 2019)

Induction Leaflet for parents of Reception Class Children starting in September 2020

Admissions Policy 2019-2020

Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Admissions policy consultation (1)

St James' Catchment Map 2016

Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Admissions 2021-2022 Consultation (2)


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