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The Buchan School and King William’s College Open Mornings will be held this autumn.

Join us at King William’s College on Saturday 30th September 2023 and at The Buchan School and Nursery on Saturday 7th October 2023. Tours start at 10am.

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

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 in September 2023 we’ll have one of the biggest year groups in the history of the College set to study with us, so places are becoming limited.

  • The highest achieving Isle of Man School and one of the most established IB schools in the British Isles.
  • Pupils study IGCSEs in Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the Sixth Form.
  • Sixth Form entry requirement: six IGCSEs grade C or above.
  • 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 extra-curricular 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, Dance, Drama, Languages and Yoga.
  • 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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