School Admissions

Admissions and Transport Policies

The School Admissions Policy is set under the School Admissions Code of practice.. The council is the admissions authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools. Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust schools and Academies are responsible for their own admissions. The Admissions Code of Practice also requires local authorities to plan 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. The exception is if they were consulted on in one or both of the two previous years and they are the same as the arrangements consulted on before. The Admissions Policies for Local and Community Schools have been consulted on during 2018 - 19 for September 2020 intake. 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.

If you are moving from overseas please read the government guidance on applications for overseas children.

Home to School Transport

There are no priority/catchment areas for primary and secondary schools. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to apply for the school nearest to their home address.  If you would like to search for the school nearest to you please view the online map

A pupils nearest school is calculated by direct distance. This is a straight line from the centre of the home address to the centre of the school. This is calculated using the local authority’s geographical information system (GIS). Home to School Transport is assessed on whether they are attending their nearest school (direct distance or walking route) and whether the shortest walking route is over the qualifying distance. For further information on qualifying distances please refer to the Home to School Transport Policy.

Policies for In Year Admission to Isle of Wight Schools

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 2020 – 2021

Supporting Documents:

Admissions Policies for Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust Schools and Academies 2020 – 2021

Voluntary Aided:

Foundation:

All Through School Years 0 - 11:

Academies:

Free School:

Policies for Admission to Isle of Wight Schools September 2021 – 2022

Supporting Documents:

Admissions Policies for Voluntary Aided, Foundation and Trust Schools and Academies 2021 – 2022

Voluntary Aided:

Foundation:

All Through School Years 0 - 11:

Academies:

Free School:

Additional Reports and Policies

Ofsted

A new education inspection framework (EIF) was implemented by Ofsted from September 2019.  View additional information on the new education inspection framework (EIF).