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.

Praise for former head of Ryde Academy from Ofsted

Ryde High School (from Google Street View)

Dr Fox received praise from the Ofsted inspector who visited in January. They also said the Trust had not provided the Academy with enough targeted support.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Young people asked to share their views on A-Levels


The Isle of Wight Council wants to hear from young people aged 11 to 18 about A-levels.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 3:04pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Your great ideas to improve the Isle of Wight: A final mixed bag

University sign

Read on to see what the remaining great ideas you came up with to improve the Isle of Wight were. They range from creating a University here, providing homes for the homeless, introducing Roe deer to our woodlands, and many more.

Saturday, 21st February, 2015 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with 40 readers' comments

Ryde Academy pupils take on the Research Challenge at Southampton University

Ryde Academy Students Southampton University

A Research Challenge for fifteen Ryde Academy Year 10 students took place at the University of Southampton earlier this month. It was a great opportunity for all.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 8:49am

By Nat Nelson

National recognition for Newport childminder for Forest School play scheme

Forest School -

A Newport childminder has received national recognition for helping young children’s development by getting them active outdoors.

Wednesday, 18th February, 2015 11:25am

By Lianne de Mello

Pupils need sex-and-relationships education, says Green Party PPC

Vix Lowthion

Government plans to make health, social and relationships education a statutory requirement for schools have been welcomed by Vix Lowthion, Green Party Parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 12:16pm

By Vix Lowthion with 20 readers' comments

New government money for 11 IW schools won’t mean rebuilds

Paintbrush and paint pot

Those expecting the rebuilds for the eleven schools named last week as being in line for Government funding are going to be disappointed. We've got the details of what the cash is being used for.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dr Rory Fox pushed not jumped say Daily Mail

Push door handle

The national paper claims the Principal was forced out of the position because of bad relations with the teaching unions. The academy sponsor denies the allegation.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 1:53pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Special praise from minister for Isle of Wight primary school

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all involved in helping bring the improvements forward.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Government funding to rebuild/refurbish 11 Isle of Wight schools approved


One secondary and ten primary schools on the Isle of Wight are set to benefit from Government funding to refurbish or rebuild their schools.

Monday, 9th February, 2015 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Teaching union’s view on Rory Fox’s disappearance and future of Ryde Academy

Eric Jacson principal Sandown Bay and Ryde Academy Isle of Wight

The headline grabbing Principal, Dr Rory Fox, has now moved on from the school and the NUT say it's time to rebuild Ryde Academy.

Thursday, 5th February, 2015 8:38am

By Dominic Coughlin with 9 readers' comments

Parents told there’s unfinished business in Isle of Wight education (podcast)

School Consultation Meeting - Carisbrooke College

Parents were able to find out more and share their views at last night's school consultation meeting held at Carisbrooke College. Listen to the recording if you weren't able to make it along.

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015 11:54am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments