Admission at the Primary Transition Stage

The Governing Body has responsibility for admissions to King James’s School. 

Currently there are officially 186 places in every year group, though in agreement with the LA, we have taken up to 210 in Years 7-9 (2021-22) and intend to do so for the new Year 7 cohort in 2022-23.

The Governors will offer 210 places at age 11 and to every Year 7 thereafter as part of a phased increase from academic year 2023-24, until 2027-2028 when the PAN will be officially 210 in each year group.

To apply for a place at King James’s School for September 2023, parents/carers must apply online between 1st September 2022 and 31st October 2022 using the Kirklees Parent Portal. For more information and to apply online visit:


In Year Admissions

The following applies for all year groups. To apply for a place at King James’s School after the first school day in September, an applicant must contact the school directly. Please either telephone Joanne Hodgson on 01484 412990 or e-mail her at 

KJS Admission Arrangements
Priority Admission Area - King James's School 2022-23 Download/View
Priority Admission Area - King James's School (historic) Download/View
Admission Arrangements 2023-24 Download/View
Admission Arrangements 2022-23 Download/View
Admission Arrangements 2021-22 Download/View
King James's School Prospectus 2022-23 Download/View