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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

Following the Chief Ministers announcement yesterday, schools will close to most children from the end of the school day on Wednesday 6 January 2021. Please see the COVID-19 school closures page for more information. 

Free School Meals

The Department will provide a voucher for children who are eligible for Free School Meals and hot lunches for all children attending a hub school.

To ensure the vouchers are sent to the correct address, families who have moved home after applying for Free School Meals for the current school year are asked to contact the Department to update their address details.

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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