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New Reception Class Intake September 2021

Admissions for New Starters to Reception 2021-22


Welcome to our new starters admissions information page. Parents/carers need to apply for a place by 15th January 2021 ready to start school in September. 


The Somerset admission arrangements are available here:


We understand that choosing a school for your child is an important decision and we want to ensure that parents have as much information as they can to make an informed choice. As we cannot hold our usual welcome days due to the current public health restrictions, we will be posting a video that explores the school and demonstrates the curriculum, values and priorities we have at St James.  


Please see below for the information given to new starters in the Summer term when their placement is confirmed. This includes a virtual tour of the reception classes, a welcome note from Mr Johnson and some useful resources to use when preparing your child to start their exciting journey through Primary School.  


Information given to families throughout the Summer Term for children who started in September 2020.

Meet the Staff

Additional Support Documents



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 we would usually inform you of our induction process at this time. We would normally arrange the following:

  • A welcome meeting
  • Visits to nursery settings
  • Stay and play sessions
  • Home visits


The Covid 19 Crisis has had a huge impact on us all and therefore we are unable to organise these events at the current time. Rest assured, we will contact you at the earliest opportunity to notify you of our amended planned induction timetable when further guidance is issued from the Government.


Please contact the school office as soon as convenient to confirm your placement at St James Church School and to provide us with contact details which will enable us to call you in the coming weeks to welcome you to St James and ensure we are able to update you with important information.


Mr Johnson


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

Books about starting school

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

Here are some pictures of the EYFS area too.

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.