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If you are thinking of joining St James then please click on the links below to view our policies, or visit our policies page.





Admissions policy for 2025 - 2026: Annual Consultation

Along with all our schools and academies in Devon, we are consulting on an admission policy for 2025 - 2026. The Local Authority is also consulting on its admission arrangements. You are invited to look at the proposals which are based on policies for this year and next year and have your say.

We are not proposing any changes to our admissions policies.

Our proposed 2025 – 2026 admissions policy can be accessed by clicking on the link above and you can see all policies at

Further information is here:

The consultation runs until 12 January 2024. Policies will be determined by the end of February and published in the same places by 15 March 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the admissions officer:

To view our local authority (Devon County Council) admissions procedure, please click here.

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.