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Application Information

In - Year Applications

If you need to apply for a place for your child during the school year, please download and complete the form below and return it to the school office by hand, post or email (to and we will then process your application.  When we receive an application we are legally given 10 school days to review and respond to your application.  We can hold an accepted school place for your child for a maximum of six school weeks.  We cannot confirm whether we have a space for your child without receiving your application as class numbers can fluctuate.


Waiting List:

Please note that if we are at full capacity and your application is refused, we do hold a waiting list, however you do have the legal right to appeal against the decision.  When an admission is refused the child’s name will be entered onto a waiting list for that year group, which will be maintained by the Admission Authority until the end of the calendar year.


Appealing a Refusal:

This requires you to complete and return an appeal form, and set your case before an independent Appeal panel. Appeals are governed by the 2012 School Admission Appeals Code, issued by the Department for Education and this is available at  You are encouraged to refer to this document before proceeding with an appeal. The Admissions Authority will ensure that any appeal hearing takes place within 30 school days of receipt of a completed appeal form.


Admission form for in year applications to St James Church School


Applying for a place in Reception 

The Published Admission Number for entry to the Reception Year (PAN)


The admission number indicating the minimum number of places available in the Reception year is currently published as 60.


Children starting school for the first time in September (the ‘normal’ admissions round) will be admitted up to this PAN, without condition, in accordance with the School Admissions Code.


The Admissions Authority is entitled to increase the PAN at any time, where it determines that more places can be made available without prejudicing the efficient delivery of education or the efficient use of resources. Any increase to the PAN will be notified as an alteration to this statement.



The St James Admission Arrangements refer to the 'Supplementary Information Form' (SIF) in relation to meeting criteria as a Looked After Child in the reception intake - this form is not required to be completed because this information is obtained in the Common Application Form. Also note that the dates on the SIF are incorrect. This form has been removed from the website as it is not now needed.

Submitting your Admission Application Form or Appeal Form to the governors

Application Forms and Appeal Forms may be posted or hand delivered to the School Office or submitted as an attachment to an email. Please be aware that: By submitting your Application or Appeal Form as an email attachment, you are effectively agreeing in the same way that you would be if you signed the declaration in person. If you do not agree to this arrangement, please do not submit your application or appeal by email.

Appeals Timetable - BWMAT August 2021-2022