We warmly welcome new children and their families to the school community. Parents/carers who are considering sending their child to St Blasius Shanklin Church of England Primary Academy are very welcome to visit the Academy. A mutually convenient time can be arranged for such a visit by contacting the Principal on 01983 862444.


All applications have to be sent to the Admissions Department at the Isle of Wight Council.


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 on-line, dates for notification to parents of admissions decision 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 policy on  where  you  will  also  find  details  of  the  Fair  Access Protocol.

Please click here for our Admissions Policy for the Academic year September 2021-2022.

Please click here to access our Admission Appeal Timetable for children starting school in Reception 2021-2022.

Please click here for our Admissions Policy for the Academic year September 2022-2023.


Please click here to access our Delayed admission to Reception class Policy.



As the admission authority for St. Blasius Shanklin CE Primary Academy, the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) would like to obtain your views on its proposed admission arrangements for children who will be starting or transferring schools in September 2023.


A Summary of the Consultation Academy Trusts are required to consult, if they intend to change their admission arrangements from those determined for 2023/2024, with the exception of proposed increases to their admission number.


Here is a copy of the proposed arrangements, along with the proposed changes to the over subscription criteria. We would ask that if you wish to respond to this consultation, even if you support the arrangements, by completing your feedback using this link. Responses to the consultation will be collated and discussed.


The consultation runs for a 6-week period, from 14th December 2021 – 24th January 2022.