School Admissions


St James Junior School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School and we welcome all applicants, wherever they may live and any age between 7 and 11. We welcome visits to the school by families who may be interested in applying, just give us a call on 01946 695311 and we can make an appointment for you to come and see us.


Although St James' CofE Junior School has a designated catchment area, we also have a number of children who attend from surrounding areas. Applying for a place for your child couldn't be easier. All admissions for Year 3 starters are arranged through Cumbria County Council School Admissions Team, follow the link below


Cumbria County Council School Admissions


For children transferring mid-year from another school please contact the school office on 01946 695311 for us to book an appointment for you and get you started on the process.


Whilst we try to consider, and satisfy, applications from all age groups and areas, in the case of over subscription we follow the Cumbria Council General Admissions Policy

Contact Us

Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG