School Admissions

Secondary School Sept 2017

National Offer Day is the 1 March 2017

National Offer Day is the 1 March 2017 a letter will be posted on this date to all parents / guardians informing them of the secondary school allocated to their child.  Parents / guardians who applied online and did not tick the box to opt out of receiving communications from the Isle of Wight Council, will receive an email on this date informing them of the secondary school allocated to their child. 

You can also login to your online account here, which will also enable you to view the school allocated. 

Unsuccessful Placements at preferred school

If you were unsuccessful in being allocated a place at your preferred school/s, you must write direct to the school/s to request to be added to their waiting list.  You also have the right to appeal a decision, the information on the appeals process can be viewed by clicking here and visiting the Education appeals web page. You can submit an online appeals form by clicking on the 'Do It Online' tab at the top of the Education Appeals web page. 

Online school admissions

The online school admissions round to enable you to apply for a secondary school place for September 2017 online has now closed.

You are still able to apply for a secondary school place and can download an application form by clicking here. (PDF, 96KB, 2 pages.)   Please note that all applications received after the closing date are considered as 'Late' and will be processed after those applications that were received by the published deadline of midnight on 31 October 2016.  If you are unable to download the application form we can send you one, to request an application form please use the 'contact' tab for our details.

If you would like your child to attend Christ the King College or The Island Free School you must also complete their Supplementary Information Form. The Supplementary Information Form for Chirst the King College can be downloaded here or you can obtain a copy direct from the College on their Open Evening, you can complete The Island Free School form on their website, once completed the Supplementary Information Form must be returned direct to the College/School, these will be considered after the forms that were returned direct to the school by the closing date.

Before completing your application we recommend you read our Educating your Child booklet. (PDF, 631KB, 42 pages)

Following the admissions consultation, it was approved on 8 April 2014 that priority areas were removed and that parents are able to apply for a place at the nearest secondary school to their home address. If you are unsure of your child’s nearest secondary school, you can search for the secondary school nearest to your home address by clicking here.  The nearest school to the home address, as stated in the admissions policies of all schools, is measured in a straight line using the local authority’s geographical information system (GIS) from the centre of the building of the home address to the centre of the school building.  This information cannot be used as an assessment of your child's nearest school for transport entitlement.

As a result of the removal of priority area secondary schools, the Home to School Transport Policy has been reviewed and updated.  It is recommended that you read this prior to making the application for a secondary school place for your child. The policy which came into effect from September 2015 can be viewed here. (PDF, 324KB, 13 pages)

You can view and download the September 2017 Secondary School Timetable here. (PDF, 222KB, 1 page)

September 2017 Admissions Policies

Voluntary Aided:



The Island Free School: