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Year 7 Admissions 2022 - Covid-19 update

Our admissions policy for year 7 admissions in 2022, and the impact due to closure of places of worship and Covid-19, is currently in discussion between the School and The Governors. Any proposed variation to admission terms, will be published on our school website once available. 

The school are aware that churches have not been taking registers and that places of Worship are currently closed.

 Year 7 Admissions 2021

We have received approval from the Regional Schools Commissioner to vary our Admissions Policy for 2021-22 in relation to attendance at acts of worship.

Please click the link below to view the amended policy for 2021-22 - changes are highlighted in yellow for ease of reference. 

Admission Policies

Admissions Policy for 2020 - 2021

Admissions Policy for 2021 - 2022 - Approved Variation 

Parish Area

If you wish to check whether you live in one of our named parish areas  - please follow the link below.  This will take you to the Manchester Diocese Church Near You Website - please enter your postcode and it will tell you which parish you live in.  It is important that you understand, Parish Areas are not the same as Geographical areas. The Parish Areas are:

  • Seven Saints, Newbury and Great Lever
  • St Matthew, Little Lever
  • Farnworth and Kearsley
  • St Stephen, Kearsley Moor
  • Stoneclough
  • St Paul, Walkden Moor
  • St Paul Peel
  • St John the Baptist, Little Hulton

Check your postcode here

Admissions Details for September 2021

Please see full policy on the link above for full details. Please note requests have been made for a variation to this policy due to Covid-19 and closure of places of Worship.

Age range : 11 - 16

Admission number for September 2021 for Admission to Year 7 is 210

St James’s is a Church of England Academy School judged “Outstanding” by Ofsted. We are currently judged to be in the top 3% of schools nationally for our teaching and learning. Our motto of “Caring For Others † Achieving Excellence” is central to everything we do. When young people join our school, they become part of the family and through this we develop their potential through academic success, personal and social development and self-discipline, based on the beliefs and values of Christian faith.

If you are applying for a place at St James’s you are strongly advised to complete the school’s supplementary form.  This form is available from and is returned to the school.  Your preference for St James’s must also be indicated on the Local Authority form/online application.