Local Authority School Information
Below is the link to the Local Authority Schools website should you need any further information regarding dates, admissions, appeals, holidays, complaints, absence, governance and exclusion.
Children are admitted to school at the beginning of the academic year in which they have their 5th birthday. The number admitted annually will not exceed 30. The Governing Body of St James’ has agreed upon the following criteria which will be applied in the event of there being more than 30 applications:
1. (a) Children in Public Care
(b) Children with special medical or social circumstances affecting the child where these needs can only be met at this school.
2. Children whose parents live within the ecclesiastical parish of St James’ Haslingden with St Stephen Grane. (A map showing boundaries is available in school).
3. Children who have a sibling attending the school on the date of application and on the date of admission. Siblings include step, half, foster, adopted brothers and sisters living at the same address.
4. Other children.
Admissions Policy 2020
Prospective parents are always very welcome to visit our school and are encouraged to do so during the school day in order to experience the school ‘at work’. Appointments can be made by contacting the Head teacher.
Parents who wish their child to be considered for admission to the school can register his/her name with Mrs Cockroft, the office manager, at any time. Parents must now apply for Reception places online. If your child is seeking to transfer mid year or is above Reception age please contact the school office for application procedures.
Where there are more applicants for the available places within a category, then the distance between the Ordnance Survey address points for the school and the home, measured in a straight line, will be used as the final determining factor, nearer addresses having priority over distant ones. This address point is within the body of the property and is usually located at its centre. Where the cut-off point is for addresses within the same building, then the single measure between address points will apply and the Local Authority’s system of a random draw will determine which address(es) receive offer(s).
Request for Paper Copies
If parents require a paper copy of any document, please call in to the office where one will be provided to you.