Many of our children join St John and St James’ in the Nursery, aged three. A place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the main school but children meeting the Local authority’s entry requirements will move on to Reception where they will be joined by children new to the school. St John and St James’ is governed by Hackney’s admission procedures. Full details of the admissions criteria and a copy of the admission form for Reception are available on the Learning Trust website.

Please see the links below for the Admission Arrangements for the current school year 2018-19:

Reception class admission arrangements
The Hackney Learning Trust are responsible for setting the admission arrangements for all schools for which they are the Admission Authority – that is, community and voluntary controlled schools in the borough.

For voluntary-aided schools, academies, foundation schools or free schools each school governing body or Academy Trust is their own admission authority.

Applying for a place in our Reception class for 2019-2020

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, they are due to start primary school in September 2019.

The closing date for applying for your child’s primary school place is 15th January 2019 and any applications received after this date will be treated as late.

You can apply for your child’s school place online.

Please click the links below for more information regarding the 2019-2020 admissions process:

Applying for a place in our Nursery class

Nursery applications are dealt with directly by the school. Please visit the main office to collect an application pack.
To help with the process, please ensure that you check your eligibility for 30 hours of childcare by visiting and completing the eligibility checker. If you are eligible for 30 hour childcare, please provide us with you 11 digit eligibility code to support us in allocating the correct place to your child.

Nursery applications are allocated using the same criteria as reception places. To view these, please click the link below: