If you have a child due to start school in September 2019 and would like to meet the Headteacher and have a tour of the school, we have one final date available. 

Monday 7th January at 2.00.

Places are limited so please phone the school office on 01892 522301 to book your place.


St James' CE (Aided) Infant School has 90 places in Reception for new admissions (our Published Standard Number).  These places will be allocated by Kent County Council in accordance with the following criteria (in order of priority)

   1.   Children in Local Authority Care
   2.   Children who physically reside within the catchment area
   3.   Children who have a parent/foster parent/guardian who is a practising member of
         St James' Church
   4.   Children who have a brother or sister at the Infant School at the time of admission
   5.   Children who have a brother or sister at the Junior School at the time of admission
   6.   Children who have a parent/foster parent/guardian who is a practising member of
         local Church that is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland or the
         Evangelical Alliance
   7.   All other children

All applicants must complete the School's own Supplementary Information Form (SIF) (which can be downloaded below) and the Kent County Council RCAF form.
Kent County Council encourages parents to apply online.   


St James CE Aided Infant School Admissions Policy.2018.pdf

Please complete the school's supplementary information form (SIF) below if you wish to apply for a place at the school.


Applications for entry to primary school for September 2019 open on Monday 5 November 2018 and close at midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2019. 

You can apply for up to 3 schools putting them in order of preference.  It is in your best interest to list 3 schools.  Naming only one does not guarantee your child a place at this school or give your child priority for a place over another child, neither does naming a school more than once.

If you need advice on any part of the admissions process, please call  03000412121 or email


If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school, please complete an In-Year admissions form available from Kent County Council and submit this directly to the school.  St James' Infant School along with Kent County Council will apply the same standard admissions criteria for in year applications.

Please note we are an oversubscribed school and waiting lists are in place for all our year groups.