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.

Tributes for headteacher leaving Ventnor school

Miss you cakes

Parents and colleagues leave their farewell and good luck wishes for headteacher who leaves school after 15 years in Ventnor.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 5:10pm

By Sally Perry

Academy to welcome a new Principal this September

Joy Ballanrd - new Ryde Academy Principal

The headteacher of one of the most rapidly improving secondary schools in Wales has been appointed Principal at Ryde Academy from September 2015.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 11:36am

By Mike Barnett with 4 readers' comments

Inadequate primary school making ‘reasonable progress’

Hands clasped and thumbs up

Parents and staff will be pleased to hear the Ofsted inspector is satisfied the school is making reasonable progress.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Sudden departure of head teacher

Empty seat

It's not yet known who will be taking over from the head teacher who leaves the school suddenly tomorrow (Friday). We understand the usual notice period for a head is two terms.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Latest tourism campaign to focus on education market


Many visitors to the Isle of Wight began their love affair with the Island during school trips, so the latest educational marketing campaign by Visit Isle of Wight seems like a great idea.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 2:31pm

By Sue Emmerson with 4 readers' comments

Ofsted revisit Centre for excluded students

Thumbs up:

The inspector found the Centre is making reasonable progress to exit Special Measures.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 9:36am

By Sally Perry

Current state of play of Isle of Wight Education: A tale of two stories


Ofsted have today released data on overall effectiveness of schools across the region between October and December last year.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 4:45pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ofsted unhappy with school’s ‘raising achievement plan’


The school is making reasonable progress to exit Special Measures, but believes the school's 'raising achievement plan' is not it for purpose.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 9:24am

By Sally Perry

‘Reasonable progress’ to exit Special Measures continues at primary school


This was the fifth monitoring visit by the Ofsted Inspector since the school went into Special Measure in 2013.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 9:07am

By Sally Perry

Governors at Island Innovation Trust impressed with school improvements

Happy smiley balls

It sounds like there'll be some good news coming out from the Island Innovation Trust soon, following Ofsted inspections at both Colleges this week.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Extra findings from the secondary school admission data (Updated)


Having spent a little time with the secondary school admissions data released by the council today, here's the extra that we've learnt.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 1:51pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Christ the King College commit to expansion

Christ the King crest

Christ the King College received 312 first place applications from pupils for the current agreed capacity of 270 places. The Governors confirm plans to expand this to 300 once they have space.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 11:27am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments