Isle of Wight education

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IW first choice Primary schools higher than National, down on last year


The council received more 'on time' applications for pupils wanting to join Primary schools this year, with over 1,300 pupils applying for places.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 3:40pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Enterprise responds to fourth Ofsted report since Special Measures

Cowes Enteprise College:

Cowes Enterprise College claim it has once again received the 'best possible feedback' from Ofsted inspectors as it continues its steady progress towards recovery.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 11:05am

By Glynn Taylor with 4 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise learns outcome of latest Ofsted inspection report


Although making reasonable progress, the Ofsted Inspector would like to see further improvements at the College before Special Measures are removed.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 7:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

College doing well to move out of Special Measures says Ofsted

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Good news to see continued improvement out of Special Measures.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 4:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

David Pugh on Cowes Enterprise: I’m not publicly accountable anymore

David Pugh

Following calls for him to return be asked questions about Cowes Enterprise College, the ex-Leader of IWC gives his reasons why he won't be taking up the offer.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 7:59pm

By Simon Perry with 36 readers' comments

Cllr Priest: Not keen to launch an inquiry into Cowes Enterprise College

Cllr Priest: Not keen to launch an inquiry into Cowes Enterprise College

Should there be an inquiry into the many apparent mistakes of the conception, planning and building of Cowes Enterprise college? Cllr Priest doesn't think so.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 4:49pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Principal says ‘students were allowed onto the college field’ to protest

Rebecca Pearce (cropped) Cowes Enterprise College

The Principal says that issues raised by students will be taken into consideration once the consultation period comes to an end on 2nd May.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 4:02pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

New Head for Medina College named (updated)

Medina High School with Art Blast flags by Editor5807 on Wikipedia

Details of the selection process also given for the person who will be Head Teacher and Federation Lead.

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 6:20pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

What are the IWC actually doing to help improve the situation at Cowes Enterprise?

Magnifying glass statue

Former Scrutiny Panel member wants to know the level of local authority support being given to Cowes Enterprise College in light of the 'building programme fiasco'.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Proposals for primary free school rejected by Dept for Education

Sylvan School logo:

Undeterred by the set back the team say they "stand firmly by their principles and are exploring alternative methods of delivering their vision".

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 3:32pm

By Sally Perry

£32m project needs another £357k from council

Cowes Enteprise College:

The £32,000,000 Cowes Enterprise College needs more cash from the council coffers to complete the project and rectify defects in the new building.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 8:15am

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Ofsted inspector says primary school requires improvement


Although the pupils' behaviour is good, the teaching, leadership and pupils' achievement all require improvement says Ofsted inspector

Monday, 31st March, 2014 12:02pm

By Sally Perry