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Rebecca Adlington

One of Great Britain's foremost athletes has visited school. Becky Adlington met elite swimmers, chatted and answered questions. She was lovely and wowed the young people and everyone who met her. Photos on our Facebook page.

Easter Revision Sessions

All Easter revision sessions are running as planned. Students should attend any that they have signed up for - details of the rooms will be displayed in the foyer.

Another Football Triumph

Well done to our Year 8 boys, who have won the U 13 inter-school shield. They beat Castle Rushen High School 3-0 in the final. Photo on our Facebook page.

Top Award for Former Student

Congratulations to former student Adam Uren who has won a prestigious award. Adam works for and has just been named Online Journalist of the Year at the ABI Financial Media awards - terrific achievement!


Keith Winstanley, one of our Deputy Head Teachers, has been appointed Head Teacher Of Castle Rushen High School. We are sorry to lose Keith, but wish him every success in his new role.


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BHSA 300 Club

The 300 Club raises money for the BHSA.

Spaces are available and cost only £2 a month - it's a great way for busy parents to support the school.

Please complete and return the application form below if you would like to join.

300 Club Application Form

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Parents: do we have your e-mail address? If not, please click here to register. It would be a big help.

From the Headteacher's Desk

We are rapidly approaching the exam season and I am sure that you will want to continue to support your child at this demanding time. If you have not already done so, ask about revision plans. These should be well underway and will include attending the after school sessions offered by staff. Parents of Year 11 students will have received a letter detailing when these are on offer. Teachers are also running sessions during the Easter holiday and your child can sign up for as many of these free sessions as is needed. Our Learning Resource Centre is open at lunchtimes and for an hour after school - quick bursts of revision will soon add up.

External examinations begin on Monday 12th May and continue until nearly the end of June. You will have received an exam timetable and on days when your child does not have an exam, encourage him or her to attend lessons, which run until TT Week.

Schools do not have any say in the dates and start times of exams. It is important that your child arrives in plenty of time and with the correct equipment. This is especially important in TT Week, when exams are continuing. If there are two exams on the same day, check whether a packed lunch is required. We expect all students to be in school uniform, except during TT Week when they can wear their own clothes.

For those of you with children in the current Years 9 and 10, please be aware that there will be external exams during next year's TT fortnight. If you are considering taking a holiday then, contact the school to see what the implications will be if your child misses an external examination. Examination boards do not usually release dates of exams until January of the year in which they are taking place, so at best, all school can provide is what the pattern of previous exam schedules have been.

Like you, we want the very best for your child and if you have any questions, please contact school - in the first instance your child's subject teacher if the question is specific to a subject. If not, the form Tutor should be able to help.

Finally, I would like to wish all our students who are exam candidates in the coming weeks the very best of luck, and remind them that the harder you work, the luckier you get!

P. A. Burnett

Added: 31 March 2014

About Our School

Ballakermeen High School is a fully comprehensive secondary school serving Douglas, Isle of Man. There are over 1500 students aged 11 – 18.

Centrally located on a secure, single site we enjoy a reputation for high academic achievement, excellent pastoral care, and a proud record in sport and the arts. Our facilities are outstanding and include a swimming pool, sports hall, extensive ICT suites, laboratories and a theatre.

Ballakermeen High School has recently celebrated a Silver Jubilee, and for 25 years we have succeeded in meeting the needs and aspirations of our students and their families. Although we are a large institution we are a close-knit community where many kinds of success are celebrated and every individual is valued. We are proud of our listening relationship with parents and the way in which we develop our staff to provide the best in learning opportunities. Quite simply, we are passionate about learning and about helping our students to make the most of their time with us.

We are happy to arrange visits and to provide further information on request.

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