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St James

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New Reception Class Intake 2022



Primary School allocations have been sent out over the Easter holidays by Somerset County Council. We receive these details at the same time, so as soon as we have processed the information, we will make contact with all children who have been given a place at St James by letter. 


Meanwhile, please take a look at the information below about our school.


We look forward to meeting you soon!






We at St James Church School, would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school community. This is the start of an exciting seven-year journey for your child with us. It is essential that we establish a good relationship with you and your child so that they start school happy and confident. At St James Church School, we value our parent partnership links and we are really looking forward to meeting you.


We recognise the importance for all children to have a happy and settled transition into school and to support this we have a clear transition plan supporting all children and parents to start their journey at St James positively. 

  • A welcome meeting
  • Visits to nursery settings
  • Stay and play sessions
  • Home visits
  • Class Dojo pages enabling your child to hear their teacher read over the summer and answer any questions you may have.

Please see below for some general information for starting school. This includes a virtual tour of the reception classes, a useful Early Years handbook and some useful resources to use when preparing your child to start their exciting journey through Primary School.  


Kind regards,


Mr Johnson


Here are some pictures of the EYFS area:

Starting school is an exciting time in your child's journey.  Here are some useful resources you might like to use when helping your child prepare for the next steps in their journey.

Pacey Starting School Resources

Try reading these stories over the summer to help your child understand their transition to school.

Books about starting school

Helpful Websites
Take a Tour of St James Reception Class

Alfred the mouse visited St James and had lots of fun with the children. Take a look at the classrooms and see what he got up to. You can even go on a virtual tour! 

Useful pages to take a look at on our website

We operate wrap around (before and after school) care at St James.  Take a look at this page to see more information. 

If you would like to get a flavour of what goes on here at St James, our weekly Chatterbox newsletters are a good place to start.

Above is our current uniform guide.


More guidance around ordering uniform with logos will be out as soon as possible.  Many of the other items can be found in supermarkets and on online high street stores.