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Open Events, Taster Days and Visits

After requesting your prospectus pack, we would recommend that families interested in joining the School arrange a visit – only then can you get a true feel for just how much the College and the Buchan has to offer. However, if a visit is not convenient, please contact the External Relations Office to arrange a Skype interview with the School.


Prospective pupils and their families are always welcome to make an individual appointment to visit the School. You will be taken on a tour by a College or Buchan pupil, meet the Principal or Head of the Buchan, Deputy Head Pastoral and other academic staff, as appropriate. We can also arrange for you to meet specific members of staff, such as boarding and Heads of Department for subjects of particular interest.

Taster Days and Overnight Stays

Once a family has visited us, they can then arrange a taster day or overnight stay for their child in one of our boarding houses – School House for girls and Colbourne House for boys. Our bespoke taster days are the perfect way to experience life at the College and Buchan on a School day, and can be arranged any time during the academic year. Your son or daughter will be teamed up with a 'buddy', who will introduce them to other students and our teachers, and they will attend lessons, sport and other activities.

Open Days

King William's College and The Buchan School hold annual Open Events in the Summer and Autumn terms. Prospective students and their families are invited to attend and enjoy a pupil-led tour. All departments will be open and there will be an address by the Principal/Head of the Buchan and a variety of exhibitions on display.


For any questions regarding admission to King William's College and The Buchan School or to arrange a visit, taster day or overnight stay, please contact our Admissions Registrars Susan Gibson and Marion Taggart at admissions@kwc.im or +44 (0) 1624 820110.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Faced with the difficult choice of our daughters remaining at a perfectly good state school in the Isle of Man, we chose to send them to King William’s College to study the International Baccalaureate. The outcome in both cases was a resounding endorsement of our decision, since King William’s College operates and delivers at a different level.

Past Parent of two 6th Form Students