If you are thinking of joining St James then please visit our policies page to read our admissions policy. If you have any questions then please contact Miss Amber Brooks –

Our LA (Devon County Council) admissions procedure – Click Here

Please see link below to the proposed admissions policy for 2023-24 via the Devon County Council. Consultation will take place between 1 November 2021 and 7 January 2022.

If you have any comments, please direct them to Devon County Council who are co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is available at

As part of considering applying for a place at St James we would recommend and encourage the following which we hope will help you make an informed decision and ensure that your child/children have a successful and enjoyable start to their school life with us:

  • That you read and our Partnership Agreement so that you understand the value that we place on the home-school relationship and the benefit we believe it has on a child’s education
  •  That you and your child/ren come and visit and have a look around as this will help you and them get a true sense of what St James is like on a day to day basis, in real life, real time. 

Other factors to consider when moving into area or within local schools are:

  • How this admission might affect attendance
  • Any support currently provided for SEND or medical conditions
  • Any pastoral support currently in place
  • Any concerns that have been raised in recent school reports; and
  • Your child’s current curriculum and/or GCSE options as educational continuity should be a key priority when considering which school to send your child/ren.

We would be more than happy to discuss any of the above with you on your visit to St James to assist you in deciding whether a move would be beneficial and if St James is the right school for your child.  An in-year admission can be unsettling and potentially disruptive for a child with research showing it can set their progress back by up to a term, so it is essential that all of the above are considered fully and discussed openly.