Admissions Process

Carisbrooke College is a foundation school under the Isle of Wight Education Federation. The College takes students of all abilities and aptitudes aged 11 – 19.

The VI Form is shared with our partner school in the Isle of Wigth Education Federation, Medina College. The Governing Body is the admissions authority with responsibility for admissions and administrating appeals.

Admissions including those with disabilities

The college welcomes students with disabilities who have access to the mainstream curriculum and college facilities.

Parents who are considering applying are warmly invited to visit the college although it is not a requirement of the admissions process. The admissions team will be pleased to provide information and answer questions by letter, phone or email or to meet with parents to discuss possible applications.

Applying for a place at Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College takes part in the Isle of Wight Council’s co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for admissions to all maintained schools. The Children’s Services Authority (CSA) is required to operate a co-ordinated admissions scheme with applications for all school places made on a Common Application Form (CAF), provided by the Local Authority. Parents/carers have the opportunity to nominate up to three schools, ranked in order of preference.

Alternatively, parents/carers can complete the CAF online at:

The completed CAF (including those submitted online) must be received by School Admissions and transport, Directorate of Children’s Services, County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD by midnight on Thursday 31st October 2020

Carisbrooke College currently has the following spaces available:

Year 7 - Waiting list
Year 8 - Fewer than five spaces
Year 9 - Fewer than five spaces
Year 10 - 10+ spaces
Year 11 - We only take students in Year 11 if directed by the IW Council

For further information please see the Admissions policy attached below. 


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