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St James' Catholic Primary SchoolWe belong to the loving family of St James', together we inspire, together we achieve, together we succeed.


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


Applying for a nursery place


To apply for a place in our School Nursery (15hrs entitlement from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday/30hrs entitlement for working parents) please use the form below and contact our office on 01695 728989 to enquire about eligibility for 30 hours:



Nursery Application Pack

Applying for a Reception Class Place


To apply for a Reception place please follow the attached link which directs you to School Admissions, Lancashire (you apply for a school place through them):


Admissions September 2023 Information Booklets

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In-Year Admissions

For ‘In Year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round, if places are available they will be offered to those who apply. Direct application to the school can now be made under this heading.  If there are places available but more applicants than places then the published oversubscription criteria will be applied.  Please refer to the current Admission Policy for oversubscription criteria.


Please call the school office on 01695 728989 and they will take your contact details and you will be informed if a place is available in the relevant year group.  If there is not a place you will be invited to join our waiting list, based on our admissions criteria. 


The school's admission appeals are supported by Lancashire County Council. Further information about these can be found by clicking the link below: