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St James's Catholic Primary School

St James's Catholic Primary School

‘Put out into the deep’


Why apply to St James's?

We are a three-form entry school accepting 90 pupils in Reception and 52 in Nursery. The Catholic ethos of St. James’s permeates every aspect of school life, with our key focus being that every individual child grows in the knowledge and love of Christ. We have been judged Outstanding by OFSTED (Jan 2015) and the Diocese of Westminster (June 2014).


► Our SATs results are consistently above the national and local authority averages at Key Stages 1 and 2. In partnership with parents and the whole community, our purpose is to provide a high standard of education, giving the maximum opportunity to realise each child's potential.


A larger school has many benefits for the children including:


  • Dedicated, specialist staff (e.g. Music, French, Learning Support)


  • A wealth of experience amongst staff and opportunities for collaboration and sharing best practice


  • Excellent facilities:

    • large playing fields

    • separate playgrounds for children of different age groups

    • ICT suite

    • two school halls

    • Dedicated specialist subject class rooms for art, music, languages and learning support


  • Innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

    • The teaching of 'thinking skills' is an important part of the curriculum and we have been accredited as a 'Thinking School' by Exeter University


  • On-site breakfast and after-school clubs


  • A large and active parent body which raises significant funds to provide additional facilities for our children, as well as providing many social opportunities


We look forward to welcoming your child to St James's and helping them realise their potential. Our warm and caring environment and excellent teaching staff mean that children settle very quickly into life at St James's.


Which Parishes do we serve?

St James's serves the following parishes:


  • St Margaret's (East Twickenham)
  • St James (Twickenham)
  • St Francis de Sales (Hampton Hill)
  • St Theodore's (Hampton)


We warmly invite applications from practising Catholic families in these parishes. In recent years, we have been able to offer places to all practising Catholic children from these parishes. Please refer to the parish boundary maps.

The definition of Catholic

► 'Catholic' means a member of a Church in full communion with the See of Rome.


This includes the Eastern Catholic Churches. This will normally be evidenced by a certificate of baptism in a Catholic Church or a certificate of reception into the full communion of the Catholic Church. For the purposes of this definition, it includes a looked after child living with a family where at least one of the parents is Catholic.

Admissions: '24 In-Year  

The In-Year Admission Process for Sept 2023 - July 2024 cohort is closing on 30th June for this year's cohort.              


Parents/Carers must complete an online Local Authority In-Year Admission application and in addition, complete the St James's supplementary Information Form and if available: provide a copy of the child's Baptism Certificate and Certificate of Catholic Practice.


if they wish for your child's name to be on the waiting lists for the following academic year, September 2024-July 2025,  then you will need to complete a new 2024/25 local authority application form.


Please note the local authority and St James’s do not automatically carry through admission applications through to the next academic year and your request will be removed on 30th June 2024.


If you would like to  be added to the 2024-2025 list,  then please complete this form and submit it to your local authority.


A Certificate of Catholic Practice can downloaded from the Diocese of Westminster website.


Please note that the Certificate of Catholic Practice must be signed by your own parish priest.

St James Video Tour.mp4

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How places have been offered on National Offer Day (90 places):

(2023 Data not yet available)


Number of applications258229227
Places allocated to: 

Baptised Catholics as follows:


Looked after or previously looked after children




Non-siblings within designated parishes


Non-siblings outside designated parishes


Christian children of other denominations


Number of appeals heard


Number of successful appeals


There is a waiting list



Admissions: GTC

Please look to the GTC page for specific GTC school tours and the admission process.

Admissions: Reception September 2025 

Please see below the  Reception 2025-26 Admissions Policy. 


Admissions: September 2024 Nursery

Please refer to our September 2024 Nursery Admissions  Page, for our Nursery provision.