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Thursday, 16th June, 2016 7:43am

By Ra Hennessy

‘Good’ Ofsted rating for Isle of Wight pre-school

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Staff, pupils and parents at this Isle of Wight pre-school will be cheering today as Oftsed report their school is 'Good'.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 7:47am

By Sally Perry

Ryde School pupils pick up engineering award

ryde school pupils engineering award

The four students received the award for designing a hand-held, multi-directional gamma radiation detector. Well done to them all!

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 6:05pm

By Ra Hennessy

Schools’ Minister requests Isle of Wight council seek Appeal in school holiday case


The Government has committed to cover Isle of Wight council's cost to appeal the Jon Platt school holiday fines case at the High Court and beyond.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 2:10pm

By IW Council Press Office with 67 readers' comments

School holiday fines: Call for Government to refund High Court costs

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A motion at next week's full council is calling on the Isle of Wight Executive to request the Dept for Education cover the cost of the school holiday fines High Court case.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 49 readers' comments

10,000 IW schools days lost in one term under Tories claims council leader

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Leader of the council expresses his concern about the Conservative councillors "looking to meddle with the education system again given the disastrous effects the last time they did so."

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

School holiday fines: Councillors call for public consultation on term times

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Isle of Wight Conservative councillors will be putting forward a motion at the next council meeting to call for a consultation on changing school term times.

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 11:15am

By Chris Whitehouse with 64 readers' comments

Principal leaving Medina. Executive Head to oversee

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Richard Williams is leaving the college later this term after two years in the role. Other changes in the senior leadership have also been announced.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school gets the thumbs up from Ofsted


Ofsted found the majority of parents are positive about the difference the school is making to their children’s achievement.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Tom takes on Iron Man Challenge to help special schools in Ghana and Ventnor

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Tom George has already been out to the village in Ghana where a new special school is being built, but next week he'll be taking on the Iron Man Challenge in Venice to help raise money for that and another special school in Ventnor.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Praise for Isle of Wight primary school with Ofsted ‘Good’ rating

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Staff at the primary school have been praised by Ofsted as pupils make good progress.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 9:35am

By Sally Perry

Christ the King College pupils win ‘Create & Cook Competition’ regional final

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Congratulations to Nadia Robertson and Kirsty Sciver and best of luck to them when they take part in the ‘Create & Cook Competition’ finals next month.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 3:45pm

By Victoria Dunford