The School Admissions Policy is set under the School Admissions code of practice. We are the admissions authority for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.
Voluntary Aided, Foundation schools, Trust schools and Academies are responsible for their own admissions.
The School Admissions Code requires local authorities to plan a scheme. The scheme must co-ordinate admission arrangements for all maintained schools in their area.
When changes are proposed to admissions arrangements, all admissions authorities must consult on their admissions arrangements (including any supplementary information form) that will apply for admissions applications the following school year. Where the admissions arrangements have not changed from the previous year there is no requirement to consult. Subject to the requirement that admission authorities must consult on their admissions arrangements at least once every 7 years, even if there have been no changes during that period.
The admissions policy for local and community schools was consulted on during 2018/19 academic year. It was implemented from September 2020.
The admissions policy for local and community schools was consulted on during 2022/23 academic year. It will be implemented from September 2024.
- maintained schools
- voluntary aided schools
- foundation schools
- trust schools
- and academies.
If you have a query about school admissions, please contact School Admissions.
If you are moving from overseas please read the government guidance on applications for overseas children.
Policies for in-year admission to Isle of Wight schools
The admissions policies for these schools can be found through the links below. The links will download the document for you to read or print as required.
If you are applying to transfer in-year to:
- Northwood Primary School
- Ryde Academy
- The Island Free School.
Contact the school directly because they administer their own in-year admissions.
In-year admissions policies for community and voluntary-controlled schools
Policies for admission to Isle of Wight Schools for 2023 to 2024 academic year intake
Admissions policies for voluntary-aided, foundation and trust schools and academies 2023 to 2024
Policies for admission to Isle of Wight Schools for 2024 to 2025 academic year intake
- Admissions Policy for 2024 to 2025 Academic Year Primary Intake (PDF, 253KB) and Supplementary Information Form for CE Voluntary Controlled Schools only (PDF, 126KB)
- Admissions Arrangements for 2024 to 2025 Academic Year Secondary Intake (PDF, 214KB)
Admissions policies for voluntary-aided, foundation and trust schools and academies 2024 to 2025
- Brighstone CE Primary Admissions Policy (PDF, 846KB)
- Newport CE Primary Admissions Policy (PDF, 246KB)
All through school years 0 to 11:
Additional reports and policies
A new education inspection framework (EIF) was implemented by Ofsted from September 2019.
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