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.

British Council International School Award success for Carisbrooke College

Smiling teenagers

Congratulations to all the staff (and pupils) who've been recognised for their work preparing young people to go into the wider world as responsible citizens.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 8:38am

By Diana Penman with one comment

Joining the U3A could open up a world of opportunities

u3a happy lady

There are over 40 Isle of Wight U3A groups to choose from, offering an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to share experiences, knowledge, skills and friendship.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 10:22am

By Louis Lawrence

Isle of Wight speech and language therapist offers flexible support for children of all ages

Bryony Rust - with child

Bryony Rust, an Isle of Wight speech and language therapist has over ten years of experience supporting children with communication needs. Find out how she can help your child or grandchild.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 3:57pm

By Feature Writer

Alice Armfield’s Isle of Wight portrait shortlisted in national competition

Alice Armfield Self portrait

The Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges said that Alice Armfield’s shortlisted image is a worthy contender for this national award and we agree! Best of luck at the final in November.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 7:31pm

By Mary Silk with one comment

Pupils put their baking skills to the test for Macmillan Coffee Morning

carisbrooke coffee morning cake sale

Well done to all the pupils taking part in the MacMillan Coffee Morning last week, they worked hard to bake cakes for the sale and raised £320.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 2:12pm

By Diana Penman

Petition to save Weston Academy launched by parents

unhappy uturn

Parents of pupils at Weston Academy Primary School are calling on the education minister to reverse her decision to allow the school to close after it was announced last week that it could close at Christmas.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Medina College bans all use of mobile phones: Here’s one parent’s view

teenager mobile phone

Research shows that banning mobile phones from schools can improve GCSE results, so the new head at Medina College has done just that. Here's one parent's view on the decision.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 1:00pm

By Wendy Varley with 7 readers' comments

Solent Skills Summit puts the focus on STEM

solent skills summit

The two-day Solent Skills Summit brought together the region’s communities to discuss skills successes over the past year, as well as future skills needs in the region.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 5:01pm

By Rosie Wiseman with one comment

Find out more about Portsmouth High School at Open Morning

PHS girls

Ranked as ‘Excellent’ in all categories by the Independent School Inspectorate, Portsmouth High School is certainly worth exploring for your daughter's education. Why not pop over for the Open Morning next week to find out more.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 11:09am

By Feature Writer

Academy given approval to close due to declining pupil numbers

Nicky Morgan

Parents are urged to attend a meeting being held at the school on Thursday to discuss its future following approval from the Secretary of State for the school to close at the end of the year.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 4:00pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Ofsted finds pre-school ‘Good’ in all areas of provision

Pre school

Ofsted say all children at the pre-school, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make rapid progress in their learning and development. Well done to all.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sixth formers and staff to cycle for Syrian refugees

Gym bikes

On Monday 28th September over 50 staff and pupils from Cowes Enterprise College Sixth Form will take part in a sponsored cycle for Syrian Refugees.

Thursday, 17th September, 2015 3:59pm

By Zoe Divers with one comment