At King William’s College and The Buchan School we welcome enquiries from prospective students and their families of all ages and nationalities.
Please contact us to learn more about our school and for a discussion about your child’s educational requirements.
A step-by-step guide to our admissions process is detailed in our Admissions Guide.
To arrange a visit or to apply for a place we will first require a completed Application Form and current school report.
Pupils looking to join King William’s College from outside of the United Kingdom should also include a handwritten personal statement. For Tier 4 Visa application guidance please visit Isle of Man Immigration.
When you and your family visit our school you will be taken on a tour by a College or Buchan pupil, will meet the Principal or Head and other academic staff, as appropriate. All prospective pupils are required to attend an interview with the Principal or Head. If a visit is not possible we will arrange an online interview.
International students looking to start the International Baccalaureate Diploma will be required to take a short test in English and Maths. The formal offer of a place, if applicable, follows very shortly after interview.
Following your visit, prospective pupils can attend a taster day. These are mandatory at The Buchan School. Our taster days and overnight stays are a wonderful way for your child to experience life at our school on a normal working day. Your child will be teamed up with a ‘buddy’, who will escort them to lessons and introduce them to other students and our teachers. They can enjoy lunch, take part in some sport or join an academic club. Our taster days are bespoke and can be arranged around your child’s interests.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to King William’s College!
Kara Hughes-Jones | Head of External Relations
Marion Taggart | Admissions Registrar
Lesley Christian | External Relations Assistant
Bursary requests are considered on a case by case basis. Applications are means-tested and reviewed annually and focus on the financial circumstances of the family. Bursaries are normally limited to a range of 10% to 30% of the day tuition fees.
Most siblings join us at King William’s College and The Buchan School. The rate of the discount is not determined by the order in which children join the school, but by their age; the second sibling in the family will receive a 10% Award and younger siblings will receive a 30% Award.*
CHILDREN OF CLERGY POLICY
A reduction of one third of the fee for boarders and one half of the fee for day pupils is allowed to children of clergy holding a benefice or Bishop’s licence and residing in the Isle of Man. There is a similar arrangement for children of Methodist Ministers.*
A reduction of 15% is allowed for serving members of the Armed Forces of the Crown. Once a pupil is accepted, the reduction continues even though the parent may leave the Services.*
*Discount does not apply at The Buchan Nursery.
ASSISTED PLACES SCHEME
At King William’s College we are committed to providing opportunities for as many students as possible. To this end we offer a generous Assisted Places Scheme, with various degrees of financial support for Isle of Man pupils, up to the maximum value of 75%. We don’t set specific academic or sporting criteria to qualify for an Assisted Place, but are looking for students who are truly passionate about joining our School and who can demonstrate the potential to contribute their talents to our School community.
The level of financial assistance available to families is determined by individual financial circumstances, considering both income and assets. The Scheme is means-tested annually, is available throughout the year groups and all candidates must have completed the Application Form and paid the Registration Fee before they can apply.
YEAR 7 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Held in January each year, our Academic Scholarships and Drama, Music and Sport Awards are available to pupils entering Lower Fourth (Year 7). They are highly prized and are designed to reward excellence and celebrate exceptional talent in a particular field. Each year King William’s College attracts high calibre applicants who enrich the School, not only in their specialist areas, but also in all facets of School life. Throughout their time at College we aim to provide each pupil with encouragement and tailored support to develop their talents and excel in their specialist area. All Scholarships are won in open competition and are awarded solely on merit. Each Scholarship and Award is held from 1st September of the year of entry until the Scholar leaves the College, provided the pupil’s work and conduct continue to be of the highest standard. If a candidate applies for more than one Scholarship or Award the maximum reduction offered will not exceed 10% of the tuition fee. Scholarship and Award holders are also able to apply for means-tested Bursaries.
Fees are payable by the first day of Term. There are three terms per year. All fees are subject to a periodic increase in accordance with the school’s Terms and Conditions.
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Fees are payable by the first day of Term. There are three terms per year. Our boarding fees include laundry, linen and full board. The tuition fee includes the cost of books, stationery and lunch. All fees are subject to a periodic increase in accordance with the school’s Terms and Conditions.
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WEEKLY AND FLEXI BOARDING
A flexible boarding option is often useful for pupils.
Sunday to Thursday (per week) – £260 Monday to Thursday (per week) – £216
Two to three consecutive nights (per day) – £56 Day rate – £70
A deposit is payable to secure a place at King William’s College or The Buchan School at the time an offer is made. Deposits are £1,000 for day pupils and £1,500 for full boarding pupils. The deposit is refundable after the pupil has left the school and is subject to completion of at least one full term.
The School’s preferred payment method for fees and additional charges is Direct Debit. Parents who have a suitable UK bank account can opt for either termly or monthly Direct Debits. Overseas parents should pay by termly direct transfer.
At The Buchan School we welcome enquiries from prospective students and their families of all ages and nationalities. A unique learning opportunity starts here.
At King William’s College we welcome enquiries from prospective students and their families of all ages and nationalities. A unique learning opportunity starts here.
If you are an Education Agent and would like to represent King William’s College in the countries you operate, please contact us. We are always looking to recruit and welcome new and able pupils to our School.
Our school uniform can be purchased from the school shop, as well as sportswear and sportswear equipment, stationery and other items essential for school life. For a full uniform fitting please contact +44 (0) 1624 820464 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
The school shop is located at King William’s College, adjacent to the main Bursary entrance.