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Capitation allowance

The calculation for the budget for primary schools is based on the number of pupils on the school roll.

Careers Service

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:

Isle of Man Careers Service

Nivison House

31 Prospect Hill


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685128

Fax:+ 44 1624 687016

Email:Send Email

Catchment areas

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:

Department of Education, Sport and Culture

Corporate Services Division

Thie Slieau Whallian

St John's

Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685808

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Competitions policy

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, Sport and Culture

Copies of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture's complaints procedure are available online and from the Department at the address above. 

Course fees (University College Isle of Man UCM)

Course fees for the University College Isle of Man (UCM). 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:

Graham Kinrade, Chief Executive Officer

Department of Education Sport and Culture

Hamilton House

Peel Road



Telephone:+44 1624 685820

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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.

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