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




St James’ CE Primary School is a voluntary aided school. The governors of the school are therefore the admissions authority, together with the Diocese and the Local Authority.


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 Admissions Team, write to:

Emma Turner/Lisa Hince Herefordshire Council School Admissions

PO Box 4

Plough Lane Offices Plough Lane Hereford


 or email:

 or telephone 01432 260926/261574



 To transfer from another school 

If you would like your child to join us at any time other than at the start of their reception year you need to contact the school to find out if there is space in that year group. If there is, we will manage the transfer process with you through the school. Please contact us directly if you would like to know more.

Mr Ben Caldicott (Headteacher)                                        01432 273961

Mrs Emily Howells (School Business Manager)                01432 273961                     


Criteria for being offered a place at St James School

Classes at St James’ CE Primary School have a limit of 30 places in Reception and Key Stage 1 (set by Government) and 32 places in Key Stage 2 (set by our Governors).

The statements below are ranked in the order by which admissions applications are considered (for full details please refer to the policy below): - 

  1. Looked After or Previously Looked After children
  2. Social or Medical Grounds
  3. Children of Teaching Staff
  4. Siblings
  5. Catchment Area
  6. Distance to School



These should be made in writing to:

Chair of Governors

St James’ CE Primary School Vicarage Road



This is the process that will be followed:


  • If a parent/carer wishes to appeal against the decision, a letter should be written to the Chair of Governors at the school address
  • The school will respond in writing giving the reasons for non-admission.
  • If the parent/carer wishes to pursue the appeal, they should do so in writing to Emily Howells via the school office. 




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