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Douglas primary's catchment area to change

Concerns over number of pupils attending Douglas high schools

Changes to the catchment area for Scoill yn Jubilee in Douglas will have an impact on where pupils will go on to attend secondary school

Subject to the School Catchment Areas Order being laid before Tynwald, the changes are to be progressed by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.

Minister Graham Cregeen says a review has thrown up an issue with the number of pupils attending high schools in the Douglas area. 
A joint catchment area means parents will be able to choose which Douglas secondary school - Ballakermeen or St Ninian's - their child attends, if they're starting in 2019/20.

In subsequent years, though, children in the Scoill yn Jubilee catchment area will attend St Ninian’s High School.  
During this spring term, pupils and their families will be invited to both secondary schools for their Year 6 open evenings.

Invitations will also be extended to current Year 5 pupils and families to attend the open evening at St Ninian’s High School, so they can learn more about the school in advance of their 2020 enrolment.


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