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.