Carisbrooke College has Foundation status and takes students of mixed aptitude and ability aged 11-19. The Governing Board is the admissions authority with responsibility for admissions and administering appeals.

Parents who are considering applying are warmly invited to visit the school although this is not a requirement of the Admissions process. The Admissions 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.

The college welcomes students with disabilities who have access to the mainstream curriculum and college facilities. The college has full disabled access, including lifts and toilet facilities for the disabled. Places in the Einstein Centre, which is located within Carisbrooke College, are allocated by the Isle of Wight Council and are outside of the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

Carisbrooke College will be part of the Isle of Wight Council’s Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for transition into year 7. For admission to all schools from September 2022, 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 2021 at the very latest.

Carisbrooke College is popular with students and their parents and has been oversubscribed for the last two years. The admissions policy gives detail on the criteria which will be used to allocate places if there are more students than places. If you would like to discuss how this might affect your child please contact the Admissions Team. We would advise you to do this before the application deadline.

Please contact the Admissions Team for information on how to apply for a place in another year or during the school year.