School Admissions

Admissions Policies

The Isle of Wight School Admissions Policy is set in accordance with the School Admissions Code of practice published by the Department for Education.

The Isle of Wight Council is the Admissions Authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools on the Island. Voluntary Aided and Foundation and Trust schools are responsible for their own admissions arrangements, as are Academies. The Admissions Code of Practice also requires local authorities to formulate a scheme for co-ordinating admission arrangements for all maintained schools in their area.

The Code of Practice requires local authorities to consult each year on the admission arrangements for those schools for which they are responsible unless their admission arrangements were consulted on in one or both of the two previous years, and they are the same as the arrangements consulted on previously. The Admissions Policies published on this website are the same as those consulted on in 2013-14 for September.

The Admissions Policies for all maintained, aided, foundation, trust schools and academies on the Island can be accessed below, or by contacting the School Admissions office.

There are no priority/catchment areas for primary and secondary schools on the Island, parents/guardians are encouraged to apply for the school nearest to their home address.  If you would like to search for the primary and/or secondary school nearest to your home address, please click here.

Policies for In Year Admission to Isle of Wight Schools 2014

The Isle of Wight operates a two tier system of schools which comprises Primary schools with an age range of 4 to 11 years and Secondary schools with an age range of 11-19. The admissions policies for these schools can be found through the links below:

In Year Admissions Policies for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools

Policies for Admission to Isle of Wight Schools September 2015 – 2016

Supporting Documents:

Policies for Admission to Isle of Wight Schools September 2016 – 2017

Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Policies for Schools 2016-2017

Supporting Documents:

Admissions Policies for Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust Schools and Academies 2016 – 2017

Voluntary Aided:



Free School:

 Additional Reports and Policies: