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.

‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating for Cowes pre-school

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The Ofsted inspector found that all children receive exceptional support from the highly motivated staff at this Cowes pre-school. Well done to you all.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 12:54pm

By Sally Perry

Careers roadshow for Island Innovation students

Careers fair

Pupils from Carisbrooke and Medina, as well as current VI Form pupils found out more about future careers and universities at a recent roadshow.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 4:33pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Weston Academy Action Group continue to question what led to closure plans for primary school

WAAG Members - George Metcalf, Dr Geoff Witt, John Mackett, Amelia Dennis, Louisa Thompson, Nik Sheldon

The action group for Weston Academy say they will continue their investigations into what led to the closure and "demise of an on-the-up, progressive modern school".

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 3:25pm

By Weston Academy Action Group

Remember that £500k the council mispaid? The court has reached its final decision

fifty pound note

Two years after a payment of over half a million pounds was paid by a council employee to Pihl, a bankrupt company, the court has made their final ruling on what happens to the money.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 5:20pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight pre-school jumps from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ in six months

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Three cheers for staff and pupils at this Isle of Wight pre-school who have managed to improve their provision from 'Inadequate' to 'Good' in half a year.

Thursday, 12th November, 2015 11:03am

By Sally Perry

School taking purposeful action to improve, say Ofsted

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The College are maintaining necessary action to improve their provision say Ofsted inspectors.

Wednesday, 11th November, 2015 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Pupils raise money to build and donate life saving floats

Ben Scollick age 11 with Polly Palmer, languages teacher - both Yellow House

Pupils and staff had great fun raising money for a very worthwhile cause.

Friday, 6th November, 2015 4:31pm

By Nat Nelson

Pre-school praised by Ofsted in latest inspection report


Good quality of teaching, evaluation and support are highlighted in Ofsted's latest inspection report at this Isle of Wight pre-school and holiday club.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2015 9:42am

By Sally Perry

Jon Platt school holidays fine case: Council reveal possible cost of High Court action

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The cash-strapped council say there has been no interference by the Government and their decision to to appeal is solely on the interpretation of the law on school attendance. It won't be cheap though!

Monday, 2nd November, 2015 8:00pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Closure confirmed for primary school

Save Our School - weston primary

Many parents had already moved their children to other schools when the prospect of the school closing was announced. The academy sponsor confirm today it will close the school on 31st December.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Headteacher of the Year 2015 Award for Ryde Academy’s Principal

Joy Ballard

Great news for Joy Ballard, the new Principal at Ryde Academy after she was named Head of the Year at the Pearson Teaching Awards at the weekend. Well done Joy!

Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 8:07pm

By Nat Nelson with 5 readers' comments

Jon Platt goes national with landmark Isle of Wight school fine triumph

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Nettlestone resident Jon Platt, who took his daughter out of school for six days for a family holiday, was told he had no case to answer by Magistrates as she had an almost 94% attendance record. It's a landmark ruling for parents across the country.

Monday, 19th October, 2015 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments