Isle of Wight Council

Learn what’s really happening at the Isle of Wight Council at OnTheWight, reported by this award-winning team behind the Isle of Wight news service. Coverage includes the council’s delegated decisions, planning applications, changes in policy and press releases.

Ofsted praise for tuition centre

Thumbs up:

Strong leadership has been cited as leading to good English, mathematics and science. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 1:01pm

By Sally Perry

Allow schools to get over last reorganisation says NUT


The National Union of Teachers believes that another wholescale reorganisation, so soon after the last one, would have a major destabilising effect on Island schools.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 7:48am

By Dominic Coughlin with 4 readers' comments

Legacy of the school reorg ‘is still deeply felt’ say Trust


On the last day to share your views on future of 11+ education on the Island, The Island Innovation Trust said that another ‘reorganisation’ through any merger at would undermine the progress made at Medina and Carisbrooke Colleges.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 11:33am

By Peter O'Connor with 5 readers' comments

New clocks at leisures centres to help those with Autism or Asperger’s

Autism clock

The Isle of Wight Council's leisure centres have brought in new equipment to help young people and adults with Autism and Asperger’s understand time perception.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Temporary bridge for Shanklin Cliff Lift being considered

Shanklin Cliff Lift

The Isle of Wight Council is looking at installing a temporary bridge to enable Shanklin Cliff Lift to open before the summer school holidays in July.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 5:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cash to complete Cowes Enterprise promised by Government

Cowes Enteprise College:

It's not the entire £14.9m that was suggested in council papers last year, but several million pounds has been agreed and will allow high priority work to be completed.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Training exercise for emergency crews hailed a success (photo gallery)

Havenstreet serious incident exercise

The serious incident exercise that took place in Havenstreet last night - testing the skills of fire and ambulance crews - was hailed a success. See our photo gallery of the event.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Primary school cyclists to compete on Pearl Izumi course

Pearl Izumi Racing

Eight primary schools will battle it out to claim to have the best cycling team when the Pearl Izumi Tour Series arrives on the Island on 14 May.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 10:43am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Emergency services to carry out serious incident exercise tonight

Police tape

An exercise is being organised by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to simulate a multi-agency response to a serious incident.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 9:28am

By IW Council Press Office

Have you shared your views on future of A-Level provision?

School desks by booleansplit

The deadline for young people aged 11 to 18 to take part in a survey about A-Level study is nearing.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 9:17am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive: An update on renewing access to the area

New Undercliff hoardings - 9 June 2014

Fourteen months since Undercliff Drive suffered a significant landslip, OnTheWight has been talking to those closest to the situation to find out where progress is, including when the public and residents will be able to gain access again.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 8:13pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

97 per cent of IW parents allocated first choice primary school

School classroom :

From today (Thursday) parents on the Isle of Wight will find out if their children have secured a place at one of their chosen primary schools for the next academic year.

Thursday, 16th April, 2015 3:24pm

By IW Council Press Office