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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applying online through the London Borough of Enfield:
- Visit www.eadmissions.org.uk.
- 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.
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.
As you may be aware, we are a very popular school and we hold waiting lists for each class; 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.
APPEALS for St James'
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPEAL FOR A PLACE AT THIS SCHOOL?
If you wish to appeal against an admissions decision, there is a formal process and 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.
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.