Schools & Colleges

The Isles of Scilly has one all-through school, the Five Islands Academy which caters for pupils from Reception (Rising 5) to Year 11 (age 16).  Visit the Five Islands Academy website for further information.

Young people in Year 12 and Year 13 can access a range of Post 16 education opportunities at mainland colleges, state boarding schools or work-based learning (apprenticeships). For further information on travel and accommodation grants for post 16 students, please see our policy statement - travel and accommodation grant document which also includes an appendix (added on 30 May 2024) containing a summary and Frequently Asked Questions and our model accommodation provider - board and accommodation agreement. If you are ready to apply for a grant, you can complete our preparing for adulthood allowance application form.

If you have any other questions regarding Post 16 Travel & Accommodation grants please contact Children's Services Administrator Telephone: 01720 424 495 or Email:

Please note: If your child has been educated out of area (that is not on the Isles of Scilly) we will not have any information about your child becoming eligible for travel and accommodation grants and it will be your responsibility to contact the Local Authority. You can contact the Children's Services on 01720 424 495 or