Isle of Wight education

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Alternative Carisbrooke College option now on the table

Carisbrooke College

Members of the Isle of Wight Council are due to consider and vote on the future provision of 11 to 16 and post-16 school and college places at the Full Council meeting on the evening of Wednesday 8 July.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 4:52pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Hundreds of children to take part in Primary School Island Games

Swimming Pool junior Olympics - Chucka nc

Hundreds of children will head to Sandown's Fairway Sports Complex on Saturday (11 July) for the annual Isle of Wight Primary School Island Games.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 10:54am

By IW Council Press Office

Ofsted South East Director announces a new era for inspection


The new school year will bring significant changes to the way Ofsted contracts with, trains and manages inspectors for schools and further education and skills providers.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 10:25am

By Emma Wright with 4 readers' comments

Nursery rating drops from ‘Outstanding’ to ‘Requires Improvement’

Nursery scene

Although the rating has dropped two places, the inspector did recognise many the nursery has many strengths.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 8:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Parents turn out in their droves for meeting on Carisbrooke (live)

Carisbrooke College

Follow the live coverage of the meeting being held for parents at Carisbrooke College tonight.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

School consultation ‘a foregone conclusion’ says Newport councillor


Newport councillor backs Carisbrooke College, slams Council for lack of transparency and calls the Consultation a foregone conclusion.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 1:51pm

By Matthew Price with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Why, as a teacher, I may be forced to leave the Island I love

Ferry wash :

Ahead of this week's council meeting, where the future of education on the Isle of Wight will be decided, the Head of Humanities at Carisbrooke College explains why he feels he and his family may have to the leave the Island they all love.

Sunday, 5th July, 2015 11:47am

By Phil Jones with 26 readers' comments

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 with 3 readers' comments

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 4 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 46 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