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Parents reminded to register their children for school

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Parents with children who will be turning five in the academic year 2019/2020 are being reminded they must register with a school well in advance by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC). 

Andrew Shipley, Manager of Legal and Administrative Services, said:

‘Pupils are admitted to schools’ reception classes at the beginning of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. To enable schools to allocate staff and plan resources we urge parents to register their children as soon as possible.’

To find out more about catchment areas for schools on the Isle of Man, visit the government website homepage, click on the green ‘maps’ button, inputting a postcode and scrolling down to the precise address, then searching under ‘my school catchment’. Alternatively, contact DESC on +44 1624 685820 or email

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