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.

New Principal for Academy

Claire Charlemagne - Sandown Bay Academy

Pupils will be welcoming a new Principal in January 2016.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 8:02am

By Sally Perry

Primary school exits Special Measures (updated)

Newport Primary schoool banner

The Governors say they're clear about the challenges they face to move the school to a good judgement and onwards to outstanding.

Friday, 15th May, 2015 9:36am

By Sally Perry

Budding gardeners learn importance of food production at Eco Club

Ryde Academy eco club Megan Irwin

Food production is an important aspect of learning at the Ryde Academy Eco Club and something that will put these pupils in good stead in the future.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 12:41pm

By Sally Perry

Ofsted praise for tuition centre

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Strong leadership has been cited as leading to good English, mathematics and science. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 1:01pm

By Sally Perry

Allow schools to get over last reorganisation says NUT


The National Union of Teachers believes that another wholescale reorganisation, so soon after the last one, would have a major destabilising effect on Island schools.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 7:48am

By Dominic Coughlin with 4 readers' comments

Legacy of the school reorg ‘is still deeply felt’ say Trust


On the last day to share your views on future of 11+ education on the Island, The Island Innovation Trust said that another ‘reorganisation’ through any merger at would undermine the progress made at Medina and Carisbrooke Colleges.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 11:33am

By Peter O'Connor with 5 readers' comments

Primary school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Hands clasped and thumbs up

Well done to all involved as Primary school moved up from Requires Improvement to Good in Ofsted ratings.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 5:43pm

By Sally Perry

Celebrations as primary school lifted out of Special Measures

Niton children on the playing field

Three cheers for all involved in helping to lift the school out of Special Measures.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Cash to complete Cowes Enterprise promised by Government

Cowes Enteprise College:

It's not the entire £14.9m that was suggested in council papers last year, but several million pounds has been agreed and will allow high priority work to be completed.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Improvement needed at primary school says Ofsted

Primary school classroom

Although the early years provision was found to be outstanding, the overall rating for the primary school was 'requires improvement'.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Have you shared your views on future of A-Level provision?

School desks by booleansplit

The deadline for young people aged 11 to 18 to take part in a survey about A-Level study is nearing.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

College removed from Special Measures

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Great news for staff, pupils and parents as Ofsted inspectors announce the College has moved out of Special Measures. Well done to all who have worked hard to achieve this.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 8:00am

By Joe Finch with 6 readers' comments