Admissions Policy 2022
The Governors of St James's Church of England High School have determined the Admission arrangements for September 2022.
The finalised policy can be viewed below.
If you have any queries relating to this admission year, please contact the School Admissions Manager, Rachel McEvans on 01204 333000 or email@example.com
Information relating to Admissions for 2022- 2023
Government Guidance in relation to the safe usage of places of worship was updated on Friday 26th March.
In accordance with our 2022 - 2023 admissions policy, as places of worship are not fully open without restrictions as of 1st April 2021, Option 1 will be applicable to admissions for September 2022.
Government Guidance Webpage
Church of England Guidance Document
Bolton Deanery for Admission in September 2022
If you wish to check whether you live within the Bolton Deanery - 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 that are within the Bolton Deanery are:
WESTHOUGHTON, DAISY HILL: ST JAMES
WESTHOUGHTON: ST BARTHOLOMEW
WINGATES: ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
BLACKROD: ST KATHARINE
DEANE: ST MARY THE VIRGIN
HORWICH: HOLY TRINITY
HORWICH: ST ELIZABETH
HORWICH: ST CATHERINE
LOSTOCK: ST THOMAS AND ST JOHN RIVINGTON:
PARISH CHURCH BOLTON: ST BEDE
ASTLEY BRIDGE: ST PAUL
BELMONT: ST PETER
WEST BOLTON (A)
HALLIWELL: ST PETER
LITTLE LEVER: ST MATTHEW
BRADSHAW: ST MAXENTIUS
HARWOOD: CHRISTS CHURCH
TONGE MOOR: ST AUGUSTINE
BREIGHTMET: ST JAMES BOLTON
TURTON: ST ANNE
WALMSLEY: CHRIST CHURCH
LEVER BRIDGE: ST STEPHEN AND ALL MARTYRS
BOLTON: ST PHILIP
HALLIWELL: ST MARGARET
HEATON: CHRIST CHURCH
TONGE FOLD: ST CHAD
WEST BOLTON (B)
SEVEN SAINTS (A)
BOLTON: ST PETER
KEARSLEY MOOR: ST STEPHEN
SEVEN SAINTS (B)
FARNWORTH AND KEARSLEY: ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST
Admissions Details for September 2022
Please see full policy on the link above for full details.
Age range : 11 - 16
Admission number for September 2022 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.
Right of Appeal
Any applicant refused a place at a school of their choice has a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel, established by the admission authority for that school, for a place at their preferred school.
Appeal forms will be made available on the Local Authority Bolton Council website if a preferred place is refused. Alternatively, a request for an appeal application form can be made by contacting the Clerk to the School Admission Appeals Panel at the Local Authority via firstname.lastname@example.org. An appeal date will be arranged within 40 school days of the appeal being lodged and a request will be sent to the applicant to attend an appeal hearing.
An Appeals Panel, comprising three independent members, will consider reasons for the appeal and will decide whether the child can attend the school of choice. The panel members have a background in education and are independent of the Local Authority. The hearing will also be attended by representatives from Democratic Services and the Local Authority and/or the school.
A full explanation of the appeal process will be included within the appeal notification letter.