Entry to St James

Welcome to St James Senior Boys’ Admissions

Boys are invited to apply to St James for entry into Year 7 at 11+ or Year 9 at 13+, places are also available for entry into the Sixth Form. Candidates can apply for places in Year 9 in Years 7 and 8, with 12+ and 13+ pre-tests being offered.

In Year 7 we have 60 places available across three forms. We add an additional class of 20 in Year 9. The Year 9 classes are re-arranged into four new forms.

Pre-testing for Year 7 is also available for boys in Year 5 to apply a year early via the 10+ pre-test.

To make an application please send the completed registration form to the admissions office prior to the deadline at the end of November.

Entrance examinations will be held in December, with tests in English, Mathematics and Verbal Reasoning. The exam papers are standardised 11+ tests from GL Assessment. All candidates and their parents will be invited for an interview with a senior member of staff. Places will be offered following the interviews at the end of January. All the key dates for the next academic year can be found here.

Sibling Policy

Priority entry is given to any candidate who has a family member within the St James family, either a brother, sister or alumnae.

In-Year Entries

We may have available places in Years 7, 8 and 9 for in-year entries. We do not take accept applications for Year 10 except in very exceptionable circumstances. Places in Year 11 are not available to new students. Please contact the Admissions Office to check availability.

To contact the Admissions Office please call 01784 266933, or email admissions@stjamesboys.co.uk.

Sarah Harris