Isle of Wight education

Whether it’s details of exam results, finding out what schools are open or closed during times of bad weather or the school reorganisation is going, this is the place to find up-to-date, reliable information.

Pupils inspired by BAE Engineers

BAE at Ryde Academy

Ryde Academy had a visit from the BAE Systems Schools Roadshow last week.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 2:49pm

By Nat Nelson

Council doesn’t have full facts to make decision on school closure says Trust

County Hall:

The Chairs of the Island Innovation Trust and IIT Governing Body share an open letter to all councillors in advance of next week's debate on the future of schools. They argue the councillors will not be in possession of all the facts needed to make an informed decision on closure of Carisbrooke College.

Friday, 3rd July, 2015 10:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

School Trust questions why council proposal ‘ignores the views of the people of the Isle of Wight’

Carisbrooke College

The Trust say they're disappointed the recommendation to the Council Executive to close Carisbrooke College ignores the views of the people of the Isle of Wight. Parents are fuming and planning direct action.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 2:57pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Christ the King College seek to assure over apparent £1m+ deficit

Christ the King College Sixth Form

Papers prepared for an upcoming council meeting show Christ the King as having a £1m+ deficit last year. The school assures OnTheWight that it's easily explained.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 1:05pm

By Simon Perry with 31 readers' comments

Ofsted finds primary school ‘Requires Improvement’

pencils in basket

The inspector found several strengths at the school but gave it an overall rating of 'Requires Improvement'.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 8:51am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Hampshire officers recommend closure of Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College photo from their Website

Officers recommend a merger of Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges on the Medina College site. Approval is also sought for a consultation on the closure to commence in the autumn with a view to closure by 2017.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 9:07pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted


Although the overall rating from Ofsted is 'Requires Improvement', many strengths of the school's provision have been highlighted in the report.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island pupils go back to WWII

Child Evacuees

Around 400 Isle of Wight primary school pupils took part in the mock evacuation at Havenstreet Steam Railway this week.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

New project aims to encourage kids to walk, cycle or scoot to school

Scooter statue

More children are being encouraged to use active travel to get to and from school as part of a new scheme.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 10:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Sponsorship appeal from Rock Challenge finalists

Ryde Academy at Rock Challenge

Ryde Academy are appealing to any local organisations and businesses for sponsorship of the team and would be grateful for any help that could be given.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 8:16am

By Nat Nelson

Another Nursery Pre-School rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted


High expectations for teachers and pupils at the nursery and pre-school has resulted in a rating of 'Good' by Ofsted.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 11:34am

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight’s wartime history shared with ferry passengers

history students on Wightlink yarmouth route

Work by University of Southampton history students, reveals just how important the Isle of Wight was during the wartime efforts of the second world war.

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2015 8:55am

By Karen Woods