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Authorised absences                                             School
THE school needs to       O of religious reasons
record any incidences of  O they are attending an              How to apply for a place
absence.                                                        at a primary or secondary school.
                             activity approved by
  You must inform the        the school                         You must apply for a school place for your child. Applying
school if your child is   O of another unavoidable             can be a daunting experience but the IW Council has tried
absent because:              cause.                             to make this process as straightforward as possible.
O they are unwell
                                                                The website will be open for applications
When to apply                                                   from Monday, September 11, 2017, until:
                                                                for PRIMARY admissions, midnight on
WILL your child turn four between September, 1 2017, and        Sunday, January 15, 2018.
August 31, 2018?                                                for SECONDARY admissions, midnight on
                                                                Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
  Then you will need to apply for a primary school place for    If you need any help in completing your
them this year.                                                 application, please contact: School
                                                                Admissions, County Hall, Newport,
  Will your child turn 11 between September 1, 2017, and        Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.
August 31, 2018? Do they finish Year 6 at primary school         You can also telephone: 01983 823455 or
in 2018?                                                        e-mail: [email protected]

  Then you will need to apply for a secondary school place      ALL parents are encouraged
for them.                                                       to apply online at
  All parents are encouraged to apply online
The advantages of applying online are:
O You will receive an e-mail to confirm your completed

  application has been received.
OYou can make changes up until the closing date.
O You will receive a confirmation email on national offer day,

  rather than waiting for a letter to arrive, which is sent by
  second-class post.

King College or the Island Free School,    date stated, or the application will be
you will also need to complete their     processed as late.
supplementary information forms.
The forms are available from the           The IOW Studio School opened in
schools or online at:    September 2014. Parents of students in
schooladmissions.                        current Year 9, who will start Year 10 in
                                         September 2018, are able to apply for a
  The forms must be returned to the      place for their child.
school directly by the time and
                                           Please contact the Studio School for
                                         an application form.

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