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Thank you for your interest in Carisbrooke College.

Parents who are considering applying are warmly invited to visit the school, although this is not a requirement of the Admissions process. The Transition Team at the school will be pleased to provide information and answer questions by letter or telephone, or to meet parents to discuss possible applications. 

Carisbrooke College has Foundation status and takes students of mixed aptitude and ability aged 11-16. The Governing Board is the admissions authority. Up to 120 students are admitted to year 7 each year.

Carisbrooke College is part of the Isle of Wight Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions  Scheme. For admission to all schools, the Local Authority is required  to operate a Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme and applications for all school places must be  made on the common application form provided by the Authority, with the opportunity to  nominate up to three schools, ranked in order of preference. Alternatively, you can complete  the application form on-line at Once completed, the  application form (including if you apply on-line) must be received by School Admissions,  County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD by midnight on 31 October at the latest.

Full details of the school’s admissions arrangements can be found in the admissions policy.