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.

Isle of Wight GCSE results: Breakdown of results (update 3)


Following last week's GCSE results day, academies and colleges around the Isle of Wight will be sharing a more detail breakdown of attainment. This article will be updated throughout the day.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 9:16am

By Sally Perry

Percentage of Isle of Wight students achieving at least a C in English and maths revealed

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New measures for reporting GCSE achievements have been introduced this year. It measures the number of students attaining at least a C grade in English and mathematics combined.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 1:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSE results buck national trend, initial reports suggest

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Initial reports suggest that schools on the Isle of Wight appear to compare favourably with national averages and in some cases, have improved significantly – against the national trend of a decline in results.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 11:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 24 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2016 GCSE level results: Live coverage

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OnTheWight will update you throughout the day with Isle of Wight GCSE results as they come in from the various schools.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 6:44am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

David Hoare resigns from Ofsted after nonsense Isle of Wight ‘Ghetto’ comments (Update 4)

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Less than a month after referring to the Isle of Wight as a ghetto with a mass of crime and inbreeding, the chair of Ofsted has resigned from his post.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 11:11am

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

Don’t forget to update HMRC about your child’s details post-Results Day

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If you claim Child Tax Credit you need to let HMRC know whether your 16+ child will be continuing in full time education otherwise you may lose your claim.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 4:05pm

By Lisa Billard

Isle of Wight A level results: Live coverage (updated)

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OnTheWight will update you throughout the day with Isle of Wight A level results as they come in from the various colleges.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Physicist of the Year Award for Isle of Wight student

Daisy McViar Schools physicist of the year 2016

Congratulations to Ryde Academy student, Daisy McVicar, who has been presented with an Ogden Schools Physicist of the Year (SPOTY) award.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 11:41am

By Nat Nelson with one comment

David Hoare’s ‘Ill informed’ ghetto comments could damage recruitment says IW NHS head

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The Chair of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the latest to condemn the ghetto comments made by David Hoare. Eve Richardson says his comments could be damaging to the vital recruitment drive.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 2:15pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Channel 4 news filmed a piece on the Isle of Wight after ‘ghetto’ comments: Watch it here (Updated)

Paul McNamara - Channel 4 News - Isle of Wight and education - Aug 2016

A former war reporter filmed on the Isle of Wight for a C4 News feature about the so-called "poor, white ghetto" with a "mass of crime and drug problems" and inbreeding. You can watch it here.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 3:52pm

By Sally Perry with 84 readers' comments

David Hoare: I was wrong on Isle of Wight crime, drug-use and unemployment – It’s Wonderful

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A massive back-peddling from the Chair of Ofsted, David Hoare, as he admits what he said was wrong, replacing his insults with it's a 'wonderful part of the country'. Let's hope this gets as much national attention as the slurs did.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 1:53pm

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party calls for Education Task Force

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party calls for an educational task force to be set up to look at the problems with schools on the Isle of Wight following the inaccurate and detrimental comments made by Ofsted chair, David Hoare.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 4:04pm

By Ed Gouge with 12 readers' comments