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Welcome to the new CRHS website

This site is still under constuction, please excuse any pages not yet populated. We have however added some important information for parents and students in the 'Information' and 'Holidays' section of the website. Please refer to this if you have children at the school and are thinking of taking a holiday in 2015.

There is a link in the 'Students' section of the website to a survey from the Youth Arts Forum, if you can spare a few minutes to complete this it would be appreciated.

Go School Bus Cards - Important Notice

Please be aware that students MUST have a Go School Card with credits to travel at the reduced fare of £0.25 per journey. Cash cannot be loaded on the card on the bus.

Students with no credit on the Go Card will be charged half fare (currently £1.00 from Port Erin to Castletown for a single journey).

CRHS students will have ONE MORE opportunity to purchase Go School Cards in school on Tuesday 6th January 2015, between 1-2pm in the Library corridor. Please note they will ONLY be able to purchase the £10 cards (which include the £2 fee for the card and £8 worth of fares).

Students who receive free school meals will be exempt from paying a fare on school buses. Those eligible will be issued with a free Go School travel card.

After this date, the cards will be available to purchase on the IOM Government website, or in person from the Welcome Centre, Port Erin Station or Ramsey Bus Station.

For queries or further information please visit or contact the public information number on 662525.

Tribute to Torin & Jacques Lakeman

Staff and students of Castle Rushen High School were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of Torin and Jacques Lakeman; two brothers who were ex-students of the school.

Jacques Lakeman, who attended Castle Rushen High School from 2005 to 2010, is remembered by staff as an intelligent and talented student who had a wicked sense of humour and a talent for playing the guitar. He utilised his musicianship outside of school, where he played in a band. Jacques was always wearing a smile and his fun and friendly nature was contagious, making him popular among his peers. Jacques left CRHS in 2010 to study A Levels at Ballakermeen High School. He had recently left the Island to live in the UK.

Jacques’ younger brother, Torin, who attended CRHS from 2006 to 2013, was described by his previous form tutor as ‘a lovely, caring individual who would do anything for anyone’. He is remembered as a lively student, popular with both staff and peers. He was an eminently talented public speaker and a Corporal in the Isle of Man Combined Cadet Force (CCF), through which he achieved numerous qualifications. He successfully completed his A Levels at CRHS and was studying Physics with Planetary and Space Physics at Aberystwyth University.

The effect on the whole school community has been more pronounced as the boys’ mother, Mrs Sarah Lakeman, is a long-standing modern foreign language teacher at Castle Rushen High School.

The thoughts of everyone at the Department of Education and Children and Castle Rushen High School are with the family at this difficult time.

Student Blog

The 'Student Blog' link is now live...and students are blogging!

Simply click on the 'Students' tab at the top of the page, then on 'Student Blog' on the left hand side.

Diarrhoea & Vomiting illness

We have been advised by the Department of Education and Children and Department of Public Health that there is currently a rise in the number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting caused by Noro Virus. The DEC has produced a letter for parents which includes further information and advice. This can be found on the left hand side of this page under the Recent Documents heading.

Mr Winstanley, Headteacher

Headteacher's Blog