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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School

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St James CofE Primary and Nursery School


 Thinking of joining us?


We welcome all enquiries from prospective parents, carers and children. Please contact our main school office on 01837 52341 for more information or to book a tour of our school.

Currently our Reception class (Butterflies) is full, as is our Y1 class (Hedgehogs).  We do, however, have a few spaces left in our Y2 class (Foxes) and a few spaces left in our Y3 class (Woodpeckers).  For Nursery admissions, please visit our Nursery page.


Join our September 2022 Reception Class


Primary School Admissions open on 15th November 2021 and close on 15th January 2022.  If you wish to apply for a reception place at St James for September 2022, please see below for information on how to apply.


You can view our school prospectus under the Parents section of this website.


Admissions to primary school are commonly referred to as:


  • Normal round admissions – when children start at a school at the earliest possible time for that school or (for schools which provide education all-through from reception to year 11) who transfer at the start of year 7.
  • In-year admissions – when children start at a school at any time other than the normal round. An example would be if you are moving house and would like your child to change schools.


We hold open days and offer guided tours of our school for parents, carers and children who are considering applying for a place here. These give you the opportunity to meet the staff, see the facilities and generally get a feel for what we have to offer. Please note that these visits are not a compulsory part of the admissions process and will not affect decisions on whether a place can be offered at our school.


For nursery admissions, please see our Nursery pages.


How to apply


Admissions to St James are coordinated by Devon County Council. For more information and advice, please visit the Devon County Council School Admissions web pages. Applications for a place at the school must be made via Devon County Council (and not via the school although you are very welcome to talk to us first!). 

Admission Policy consultation has now been completed. Please see Admissions Policy below.