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Out of Catchment Area Requests

Please note that although applications for September 2020/21 can now be made, decisions will not be taken until March 2020and may take a few weeks to process. This is because the department requires feedback from the respective schools who will have up to date information on class sizes and school capacities for the school year 2020/21 before taking its decision.

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

Email:Send Email


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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