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Reception 2024 Admissions

Admissions for September 2024 for a Reception place are open from the

1st October 2023 - 15th January 2024

For all admissions enquiries please email: 

Applying online through the London Borough of Enfield:

  • Visit
  • For guidance or queries, please click on the ‘step by step' guide to completing an online application’  that can be found at the bottom of this page.

We have 2 open days in which we encourage prospective Reception parents to visit the school. These are on the following days.:

Monday, October 16th: 9:30 - 10:30am

Tuesday 21st November : 11.30am- 12.00pm 

Please look at our Flyer (below) about our open days 

Please call the school office to book a viewing. 

In-Year Admissions

If you are considering  transferring your child to St. James' you need to contact the School and the Local Authority.  It is important that the Local Authority is aware you would like a place at St James' as they help us to allocate our places.  

With regards to any new applications, places are allocated according to our admissions criteria.  Please access all the relevant documents below.  Alternatively, we hold copies in school which can be obtained from the School Office.

In -year admissions are dealt with by 31st August at the latest each year. 

APPEALS for St James' 


If you wish to appeal against an admissions decision, there is a formal process and timetable:

Appeals timetable

  • Tuesday 16th April 2024- Primary National Offer Day (Reception)
  • Tuesday 14th June 2024- Deadline for lodging an appeal
  • June/July 2024 - Appeal hearings (Appeals will be heard as soon as practicably possible)

If you wish to appeal, this needs to be submitted in writing.

Please note:

Appeals for Reception will be subject to Infant Class Size legislation. This special legislation limits the grounds on which appeals can be successful if the addition of your child would mean exceeding the infant class size limit of 30. There are a limited number of exceptions to this rule.

How much notice of the appeal hearing date will I have?

Letters notifying parents of appeal dates and times are sent out in line with statutory guidance. These letters will be sent out at least 14 days in advance of the hearing (unless you have agreed to a shorter period than this).

Can I submit additional evidence?

If you wish to submit further supporting evidence relating to your appeal this needs to be submitted at least 7 days in advance of your hearing. (This in order that there is enough time for the information to be circulated) However, information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be accepted by the panel.

When will I be notified of the outcome?

Following an appeal, decision letters are sent out within 5 school days of the hearing, whenever possible

Secondary School Applications for Yr6 Parents 

The online portal is open from 1st September 2023

September-October  Open Evenings at Secondary Schools - Check leaflet at the bottom of the page 
31st October  National closing date for applications - MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE 
1st March  after 7pm  Email sent to parents  to say what school has been allocated 
April - Mid -June  Appeals take place 

Please click the link below - which will take you to admissions in Enfield and there are many links to support you.