Education in the Isle of Man

Education in the Isle of Man is compulsory for children aged between 5 and 16. As of October 2014 there were 6,358 pupils in primary schools, and 5,429 pupils in secondary education.[1]


The Old Grammar School, Castletown, used as a school from 1701 until 1930

Before 1675 there were no schools in the Isle of Man and any education was provided by the church. This changed with the arrival of Bishop Isaac Barrow, who established a school in every parish.

Education system

The education system in the Isle of Man is similar to the system used in England. Primary school consists of seven years, and secondary school of seven years. All five secondary schools in the Isle of Man have a sixth form centre.


The Department of Education operates 32 primary schools and 5 secondary schools.[2] Among the primary schools, Bunscoill Ghaelgagh is the only school in the world where children are taught solely in Manx. Independent schools include King William's College and its junior school, The Buchan School.

Further and higher education

See also


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