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Summer exam grades to be decided by Island schools

Isle of Man students will not sit GCSE or A-level exams this summer and instead have their grades determined by their schools. The move to cancel Cambridge...
Monday, 8 March 2021

Dr Allinson's statement on COVID-19 - 8 March 2021

Last Thursday we made the difficult but decisive decision to close all schools and childcare facilities on the island. Since then The Department for Education,...
Monday, 8 March 2021

Island schools will not return on Monday (1)

Given the continued growth in numbers of COVID-19 cases on the Island, hub schools, nurseries and childminders will not reopen tomorrow (Monday 8 March).  The...
Sunday, 7 March 2021

Eligible parents to receive free school meal vouchers

Parents of children who normally get free school meals will again receive vouchers to spend on essential groceries during the circuit break lockdown. Schools...
Thursday, 4 March 2021

Dr Allinson's statement on COVID-19 - 4 March 2021

Thank you Chief Minister. The increase in the number of cases is a cause for concern, and reemphasises why all of us have to take the current situation...
Thursday, 4 March 2021

Year 7 pupils at QEII High School and their households must self-isolate

Following two Year 7 pupils at QEII High School testing positive for COVID-19, all Year 7 pupils who attend the school and everyone they live with must...
Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Most vulnerable protected as schools close to most children

Schools, nurseries, playgroups and childminders in the Isle of Man will close to most children from Wednesday as the Island enters a 21 day circuit break. This...
Tuesday, 2 March 2021

First Gaiety show to receive Arts Council protection

An amateur society has become the first to be accepted for new Isle of Man Arts Council funding that will protect their shows at the Gaiety Theatre from...
Friday, 12 February 2021

Department for Education, Sport and Culture look to appoint inspirational leader for new era

The Isle of Man Government is on the hunt for a permanent Chief Executive Officer to lead the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC). The Department...
Thursday, 11 February 2021

Speech: Statement by Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture

Mr Speaker, Schools play a pivotal role within our modern society.  They are at the heart of our communities.  However, the key to their success is to...
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
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