Admissions

Although St James C of E Infant School has a designated catchment area, we do have a large number of children who attend from a variety of areas both in Whitehaven and the surrounding areas.  Please contact us to see if we have available places at the moment.

Our catchment area covers much of the town centre up to The Loop Road South and Corkickle, The Highlands, Red Lonning.

However, in the past we have had pupils from as far afield as Frizington, Egremont and Distington.  Our pupils come from a variety of Nurseries too. So if you are considering applying for a place with us, please contact us as we may still have available places.

Applying for a place for your child couldn't be easier.  All admissions must now be arranged through the Cumbria County Council School Admissions Team.  You can either contact us at St James Infants directly for advice or go to the County Council School Admissions Website.The website has links to the admissions criteria and information for starting Infant School or transferring mid year from another school.

Click here to go to Cumbria County Council School Admissions webpage.

Our Published Admissions Number is 45 pupils to start in Reception each year.  We follow the Cumbria County Council General Admissions Policy.