Isle of Wight education

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Whether it be the latest Ofsted inspection report, GCSE and A-Level results; pupils’ achievements; or educational trips, this is the place to find up-to-date, reliable information.

AET comes under fire from Ofsted again

pupils using laptops

The Dept for Education certainly isn't very happy with AET at the moment. Their letters to them are becoming ever more stern, telling them to raise standards. Happily, Island their IW schools are on the way up.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:51pm

By Sally Perry

5-16 year olds invited to design ‘Victory Trophies’ for America’s Cup World Series

ben ainslie - princess kate

Young designers aged 5-15 from Hampshire & the Isle of Wight are being invited to help create the official event trophies for this summer's America's Cup in Portsmouth.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 10:09am

By Gabriella Southwell

Much progress made in Education, but still more to do says IWC Leader

School chairs:

A report noted by the Isle of Wight Council’s Executive on 26 January 2016, demonstrates the improvement taking place across the Island and at all levels of education.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 3:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenager selected as Digital Champion

Jack Chatfield

Becoming a Digital Champion means Jack will be involved in an outstanding opportunity that will deliver a unique perspective on how technology impacts Further Education.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 6:49am

By Mary Silk

Isle of Wight A-level results show mixed outcome for 2015

School desks

The Isle of Wight College, which will cease A-level provision this year, saw the highest A-level results in the state sector. There's been great improvement for Sandown Bay Academy too.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 8:54am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

OhBOT and MEGOhBOT hit the big time


If you're into robots or technology this report on the OhBOT and MEGOhBOT should be of interest. Originally created in Gloucestershire they've been further developed on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 3:00pm

By Suzanne Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Academy to reveal plans for new school buildings

ryde academy new plans

There's a chance to see the plans for the new school buildings at Ryde Academy next Tuesday.

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 3:30pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Confirmed GCSE results for the Isle of Wight show many schools improve

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The validated GCSE results have now been released by the Department for Education. Many schools show significant improvement, but there are some dips for other schools. Carisbrooke's improvement is incredible.

Thursday, 21st January, 2016 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

High praise for ‘Outstanding’ Isle of Wight school

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Well done to all working at the school, which recently learnt it had been awarded a rating of outstanding in all areas of provision by Ofsted.

Monday, 11th January, 2016 3:07pm

By Susan Graves with one comment

Ofsted return to Isle of Wight primary school

School sign

The inspector found a happy and supportive atmosphere at the Isle of Wight primary school, but has highlighted areas requiring improvement.

Monday, 11th January, 2016 9:05am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

High praise from Ofsted for Isle of Wight primary school

smiley sponge

It's not often we see such high praise for a headteacher, but this primary school head has certainly impressed the Ofsted inspectors.

Friday, 8th January, 2016 8:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Culture at Academy has been ‘transformed’ in just a matter of months

Good job sign:

This is very good news for the staff, pupils and parents. Ofsted have seen a dramatic improvement in the culture of the school and can see it's well on the way to becoming a 'Good' school. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 18th December, 2015 11:29am

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

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