For children due to start senior school in September 2024.

Our Year 7 Academic Scholarships and Drama, Music & Sport Awards will be held on 19th & 20th January 2024. Deadline for entry is 12th January 2024.

Our Scholarships & Awards are honorary and means-tested financial assistance is available. For further information please contact 820110 or email

We chose King William’s College and The Buchan School because of the enthusiasm and positivity amongst the staff and children. They take a holistic approach and promote kindness and happiness amongst the children as a paramount. The small class sizes and quality of teaching has allowed them to flourish academically and our children have had opportunities to get involved in activities that they simply wouldn’t have had in other schools.


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

(I)GCSEs 2023: 57 GCSE/IGSCE Year 11 students achieved an overall pass rate (9-4 or A*-C) of 87%, with 37% of grades at 9-7 or A*/A and 20% of grades at 9/8 or A*.

CONTACT US today to find out why we are the highest achieving school on Island and the financial support we can offer.

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.

  • The highest achieving Isle of Man School and one of the most established and successful IB schools in the British Isles.
  • A pupil-teacher ratio of 1:8.
  • Average class size: 15 (IGCSE) and 10 (IB).
  • Excellent pastoral care in a strong community.
  • Strong and varied enrichment and extracurricular programmes, where students can embrace new experiences.
  • 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.
  • IB Results 2023: An average of 32 points.
  • Chance to try boarding and gain experience of living away from home before going to university.


Fourth Form at King William’s College represents Year 7 (Lower Fourth) and Year 8 (Upper Fourth). Each class has a form tutor who is always on hand to look after the students’ interests. There are usually eight tutor groups which combine Lower and Upper Fourth students. The form tutors closely monitor the students in their care, reviewing academic progress and pastoral matters, reporting back to the Head of Year on a daily basis. The Fourth Form study the core subjects of:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • Spanish/Latin
  • History
  • Geography
  • Design and Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Religious Studies

There are timetabled lessons of Physical Education (PE), Young Enterprise, Drama and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). In Upper Fourth, Adventure Training is introduced for two lessons a week in preparation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) activities.



At King William’s College, the Fifth Form is divided into three years: the Lower Fifth (Year 9), Middle Fifth (Year 10) and Upper Fifth (Year 11). They are accommodated in the Raglan Fifth Form Centre in the very heart of the School and each year group has its own separate area. Each fifth former is assigned a tutor and the tutor stays with them for the whole of their time in the Fifth Form. The tutor plays a key role in the life of the pupil; they will meet with their tutees several times a week and they are the main point of contact for parents. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum in the Fifth Form and most pupils study a total of 10 or 11 subjects to (I)GCSE level. All pupils take the subjects of:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

In the Lower Fifth, pupils are taught separate Sciences and they can opt to either continue this or do Double Award Science. All pupils study Religious Studies in Lower Fifth, leading to the GCSE qualification at the end of Middle Fifth. Pupils will then choose one foreign language of ESOL, French, Spanish or Latin, and three additional subjects. The option blocks for these additional subjects will be determined following discussions at the Parents’ Evening in March and in subsequent consultations with the pupils. Depending on the students’ interests, these blocks will be made up of the following subjects: Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, French/Spanish/Latin (second language), Geography, History, Music, PE and Photography.


An education begins in the classroom, but does not end there. There is another dimension to a rounded education: the opportunities outside the classroom. Learning how to lead, how to contribute and how to build and we offer a vast array of opportunity to try new challenges to enrich the academic experience of all our students.

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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