The calculation for the budget for primary schools is based on the number of pupils on the school roll.
The Careers Guidance Service, which once fell under the then Department of Education, is now part of the Department for Economic Development. It is based at:
31 Prospect Hill
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685128
+ 44 1624 687016
Schools all have their own catchment area. The Catchment Area Order 2010 can be found on this page along with copies of the Policy on Admissions to Primary Schools and the Policy on Admissions to Secondary Schools. To apply to send your child to a school out of the catchment area, please fill in the Out of Catchment application form, go to Maps and look up your school catchment area or contact:
Corporate Services Division
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685808 or +44 1624 693838
The Department is often approached by charities and companies keen to run competitions via schools and such approaches are welcome. Approaches are assessed on their educational merits and are run according to the Department's competitions criteria. It is emphasised that participation is at headteachers' discretion and there can be no guarantee of schools' participation.
Complaints procedure, Dept of Education
Copies of the Department of Education and Children's complaints procedure are available here and from the Department at the address above. Details of all complaints received are logged at the Department Education and Children and an Annual Return of Official Complaints is submitted to the Chief Secretary for the Isle of Man Government.
Course fees (University College Isle of Man UCM)
Course fees for the University College Isle of Man (UCM) for 2016/17. The Department of Education and Children may reduce or waive fees for UCM courses if the circumstances warrant such action, for instance financial hardship, etc. Applicants for the waiving of course fees should be made in writing to:
Department of Education and Children
+44 1624 685802
The curriculum for Isle of Man schools, Essentials for Learning, was introduced in June 2011 and replaced the 2006 Curriculum for Learning and Achievement. The curriculum underlines the importance placed on developing a wide range of social and emotional skills as well as a child's ability to learn. As children progress through Key Stage 3 and 4, the content of the curriculum is increasingly shaped by the external examinations they sit.