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The Bay CE School

Admissions (Secondary)

We warmly welcome new children and their families to our school community. Parents/carers who are considering sending their child to The Bay CE School are very welcome to come and visit us. A mutually convenient time can be arranged for such a visit by contacting the school on 01983 403284. 

Year 7 Open Evening - Thursday 6th October 2022

Our Open Evening for prospective Year 7 parents and children is taking place on Thursday 6th October.

There will be a presentation in the hall at 5.00pm and repeated at 6.00pm. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to tour the school with our fantastic student guides.
You can sample our range of subjects by taking part in interactive demonstrations led by specialist subject leads, speak to our current students about opportunities and experiences that they have received and find out more about what The Bay has to offer from our staff.
We are also holding an Open Morning on Tuesday 11th October, please telephone to book a place if you would like to attend the Open Morning.

There is no need to book for the Open Evening.

The Application Process 

Closing date for secondary school applications is midnight  31 October 2022.

National offer day for secondary school places is 1 March 2023.


As The Bay CE School is an All Through School – Pupils in our year 6 are automatically allocated a space in year 7.

All applications have to be sent to the Admissions Department at the Isle of Wight Council. The contact number is 01983 823455.

The Local Authority operates a timetable co-ordinated admissions procedure for all schools and academies in line with Government legislation.

The Local Authority will manage the process on behalf of the school according to the scheme, which they will publish in their Admissions Booklet for that year.

Also contained within the booklet will be information on how to complete their application form online, dates for notification to parents of admissions decisions and the closing dates for accepting places or lodging appeals. In case of any doubt on these dates, please contact the Local Authority of the school.

The Local Authority publishes the current admissions process, and this is where you will also find details of the Fair Access Protocol.

To visit the Isle of Wight Council school admissions webpage, please Click here.

To read the School Admission Policy for please visit our Policy Page.