Covid-19 Coronavirus

Education, Sport and Culture

Head Office

Corporate Services Division

Hamilton House

Peel Road


Isle of Man



+44 1624 685820


Dr Alex Allinson MHK


Interim CEO Graham Kinrade


Gross Income £11,287,000, Gross Expenditure £126,282,000, Net Expenditure £114,995,000


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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture operates the Island’s 37 schools – 32 primaries and 5 secondaries – and the University College Isle of Man (UCM), which offers professional, exam/degree and recreational courses for adults.

Department of Education, Sport and Culture - Messages Bulletin

Schools - Update

The Island has now returned to its Stay Responsible response to the pandemic and whilst the circumstances on the Isle of Man are positive it is very important to continue some of the effective measures that have helped us get here:

Good hygiene practise remains vital.  We should all be regularly and thoroughly washing our hands with soap and water for the recommended 20 seconds and ensuring they are properly dry afterwards.  Coughing or sneezing should be done in to your elbow or a tissue – catch it, bin it, kill it!  These simple measures will be promoted during the school day and we would encourage you all to do the same at home.

If your child develops symptoms of any illness, they should remain at home.  If they, or anybody in their household, develops flu like symptoms, take the online assessment, call your doctor or the Isle of Man COVID-111 telephone service to discover if testing is required.

To ensure the safety and welfare of our children, we ask that adults do not make use of school grounds during school hours.

If you have any concerns or specific questions regarding your child’s safety at school, please contact the school directly.

If you are a student at University College Isle of Man please contact them directly to find out how your particular course will be managed. 

It runs the Youth Service, which offers play and youth clubs and special projects, Adventure Education at two outdoor learning centres and Café Laare.

It runs Manx Sport and Recreation and the NSC, the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre, arts development and the Youth Arts Centre and is the sponsoring Department for the semi-autonomous bodies Isle of Man Sport and the Isle of Man Arts Council.

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