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The Buchan School and King William’s College Open Day will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.

This is a normal school day for our school.

Tours are at 10am at The Buchan School and 2.30pm at King William’s College.

Meet our staff, hear from our pupils and discover our vibrant and friendly community. We look forward to welcoming you!

To find out more please contact 820110 or email

Why Choose King William's College?

Our GCSE results are the best in the Isle of Man and this year we have one of the biggest year groups in the history of the College studying with us, so places are becoming limited.

  • The highest achieving Isle of Man School.
  • We offer an unmissable Sixth Form experience as one of the most established International Baccalaureate schools in the British Isles.
  • An international environment with students from more than 20 different countries.
  • IGCSE Results 2023: (A*-C/9-4) of 87%, with 37% of grades at A*/A or 9-7.
  • IB Results 2023: An average of 32 points.
  • Average class size: 15 (IGCSE) and 10 (IB).
  • Excellent pastoral care in a small, strong community.
  • Chance to try boarding and gain experience of living away from home before going to university.

Figures released by the Isle of Man Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) for (I)GCSEs in 2023 are 72% at A*-C and 21% A* to A.

Why Choose The Buchan School?

  • Superb facilities in over 13 acres of private grounds.
  • Average class size of 15.
  • Specialist subject teachers across the curriculum.
  • Exceptional level of pastoral care and learning support.
  • Strong focus on personal development – behaviour, articulacy, confidence and imagination.
  • Extensive extracurricular programme.
  • Languages taught from The Buchan Nursery upwards.
  • Specialist Music, Art and Drama tuition.
  • Proud history of sporting achievements both on and off Island.
  • Preparation for Common Entrance examinations.
  • Minibus, Breakfast and after-school clubs from 8am to 5.30pm and holiday clubs.

Why Choose The Buchan Nursery?

  • Superb facilities in over 13 acres of private grounds, with plenty of space for the children to enjoy outdoor activities.
  • Learn and play in a nurturing and stimulating environment.
  • Enabling environments to support and extend your child’s development.
  • Support your child in becoming resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • A broad range of extracurricular activities, including Sport, Drama and Languages.
  • Exceptional level of pastoral care.
  • Strong focus on personal development – behaviour, articulacy, confidence and imagination.

Admissions Process

We seek to offer a distinctive education of the highest quality and are able to cater for a broad range of students. With a strong sense of community, our students are provided with the tools to help them flourish.

Choosing the right school for your child is a life-defining decision. We understand that this experience can be daunting, so our admissions process has been designed to be as simple and transparent as possible.

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