Isle of Wight education

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Whether it be the latest Ofsted inspection report, GCSE and A-Level results; pupils’ achievements; or educational trips, this is the place to find up-to-date, reliable information.

Parish council agree to cover cost of school crossing patrols

School crossing sign :

Newport Parish Council were concerned that three schools in their area may have been left without school crossing patrols from September following budget cuts from the Council due to Government cuts in funding.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 12:14pm

By Danny Faulkner

Students awarded for achievement and progress

Julia Banachowska age 15 receiving her award from Dame Janet Paraskeva

The Rt Honourable Dame Janet Paraskeva was the guest speaker and presented Ryde Academy students with awards at their presentation evening earlier this month.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 8:57am

By Nat Nelson

Primary school supports ‘20’s Plenty’ campaign for Newport

Newport Parish Council are spearheading a campaign to bring 20mph to the streets of Newport.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 3:28pm

By Danny Faulkner with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted

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Ofsted inspectors found many strengths at the Isle of Wight primary school, but also highlighted where improvements need to be made.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 8:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council sends lawyer to block family telling their school fine story (updated)

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After a school holiday fines case was dropped, the couple involved applied to have the protection order lifted by the courts so their story could be told to the Sunday Times.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

School holiday fines petition to be debated in Parliament today

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MPs will debate the 200,000 signatures-strong petition calling on an end to school holiday fines today. Isle of Wight father, Jon Platt, was invited to speak on Breakfast TV ahead of the debate.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 9:01am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Students introduced to the work of Berkoff

Pupils at Ryde Academy were treated to a day of Berkoff theatre with an acclaimed actor, George Dillon.

Friday, 8th July, 2016 9:23am

By Nat Nelson

Dedication of family liaison officer recognised with award

Gold star balloon over London

This family liaison officer has been recognised for her achievements, dedication and the relationships she has built up with pupils and parents at a primary school on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 7th July, 2016 5:47pm

By IW Council Press Office

48% of Isle of Wight children met the KS2 SATs National Standard

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Against the new standards, 48 per cent of Isle of Wight pupils reached the national standard in reading, writing and mathematics compared to 53 per cent nationally.

Thursday, 7th July, 2016 11:57am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Don’t feel judged by ‘poorly planned’ SATs

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Isle of Wight Green Party leader urges pupils, parents, teachers to not feel judged by the "poorly planned & implemented tests" as provisional national results reveal "53% of pupils reached the new expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics".

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 12:26pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

‘Schools facing worst funding cuts since the 1970s’ say NUT


A recent survey of NUT members on the Isle of Wight found that 57% of teachers are often using their own money to buy resources for children due to lack of school funds. The NUT urge Nicky Morgan to listen to their call for a stop to cuts in funding.

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 8:56am

By Dominic Coughlin with 3 readers' comments

Teachers’ strike: Find out which Isle of Wight school will be affected

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Find out whether your child's school will be affected by the NUT strike action taking place on Tuesday 5th July.

Monday, 4th July, 2016 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments