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DESC Message Bulletin - Latest news and information
Out of Catchment Area Requests
Due to the forthcoming end of the 2017/18 school term and the need to seek feedback from relevant schools, any out of catchment area requests made will not be processed and completed until the new school term starts in September 2018. Please do not make repeat applications or enquiries as this will create unnecessary processing delays. We will however respond to you shortly into the new term.

Free school meals
The application form for free school meals for the 2018/19 academic year is now available online. Completed application forms need to be submitted to the Department by 20 July 2018 at the latest.

Home to School Transportation of pupils with Special Educational/Behavioural Support Needs
The new transport request form for the 2018/19 academic year is now available online. Completed application forms need to be submitted to the Department by 31 July 2018 at the latest.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact

All policies and procedures of the Isle of Man Department of Education, Sport and Culture are listed here alphabetically.

If you are unable to find the policy information you require below, please contact:

Department of Education, Sport and Culture

Corporate Services Division

Hamilton House

Peel Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685820

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A - A and AS Levels and GCSEs; Accidents/emergencies; Action plans; Admission; Adverse weather; Advice; Aids and HIV; Anti-bullying; Attendance

B - Breadth of 14 to 19 education; Brochures (prospectuses); Business Plan

C - Capitation allowance; Careers Service; Catchment areas; Competitions; Complaints; Course fees (University College Isle of Man, UCM); Curriculum

D - Delegated Financial Management; Differentiation; Discipline; Drugs and substance use and misuse

E - Education otherwise, Educational endowment funds; Educational psychology; Educational visits; Employee relations; Employment of children; Energy management; Examination boards; Examination entries; Examination results

F - Financial regulations; Fire procedures; First aid/medicines; Free school meals

G - Governance/governors; Grant aid to voluntary youth organisations

H - Health education; Health and safety; Higher education, Holiday venture schemes; Holidays; Home Education; Homework

I - ICT; Induction period; Industry links; Insurance; Internet access; Interviews

J - Junior Achievement; Junior Tynwald

L - Legal matters; Lettings

M - Marking; Media relations; Ministerial decisions; Modern foreign languages; Monitoring and evaluation; Music service

N - National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH); Nursery education

O - Offensive weapons

P - Performances by children; Primary education; Prize days (also referred to as presentation of awards/awards evenings/ speech night etc); Professional associations; Progress of children; Prospectuses; Protection of children from abuse

R - Reception classes; Records; Recruitment; Reports

S - Schemes of work; Scholarships; School Improvement Plans; School meals; Secondary education; Sex education; Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD); Special Educational Needs; Starting School; Student awards; Suspension; Swimming tuition

T - Teacher exchanges; Transport; 

U - Uniform

V - Value Added; Violence in schools

W - Work experience; Worship

Y - Youth Service/youth work


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