Cowes Enterprise College

The £32m project to build a replacement school in Cowes was hit by major problems and completion delayed by over a year.

Below are some articles relating to the College which was taken over by Ormiston Academies Trust in 2014.

Isle of Wight schools in bottom 20, with SEND crisis ‘catastrophic for children’ say union

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Ofsted's South East Director said schools like Cowes Enterprise College have managed to turn themselves around, but the Island is still not doing well enough for children who need extra support, such those on free school meals and those with special educational needs.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 11:54am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Enterprise features in Ofsted Annual Report for ‘best practice’

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The once-troubled, but now thriving Cowes Enterprise College is one of a handful of best practice case studies featured in Ofsted’s latest annual report.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight secondary school looks to reduce pupil intake

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The principal of the school said reducing the pupil intake would assist them in providing stability in its long-term planning.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 11:12am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight GCSEs: See the school comparisons

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Following on from yesterday's report about this year's GCSE results, see the detail of individual schools.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Enterprise College ranked best on the Isle of Wight in new GCSE tables

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Cowes Enterprise College scored 0.17 which means that each student achieves on average a fifth a GCSE grade better per subject than similar students nationally.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 1:27pm

By Katie Combes with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College: Celebrate record-breaking GCSE results

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The Principal says today’s results are testament to the dedication, talent and positive attitudes of the students, supported by their teachers and parents.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 10:55am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise College: Students celebrate A-Level results

Image: Etienne Tracey, Beth Elliott, Charles Roberts, George Kermode

Overall, 15% of A levels were graded A* or A – up on last year’s figure – a third of exams were A* to B, and more than half of exams achieved A* to C.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Peter Shreeve wins ‘Representative of the Year’ award

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Peter Shreeve has played an active role with the National Education Union for almost 20 years and was recognised for his awareness raising and support for others at this recent awards event.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 8:06am

By Peter Shreeve

Cowes Enterprise College looking to offer more vocational courses

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Ofsted warned the Studio School could impact pupil numbers at Cowes Enterprise College (which lost pupils to the school), but Cllr Brading says the latest decision by CEC's sponsor was made before proposals to close the Studio School surfaced.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Why can’t we have 16+ education that suits Isle of Wight needs?

nick stuart lib dem

Leader of the Isle of Wight LibDems asks why can’t we have 16+ education that suits the needs and wishes of the Island? A diverse education system across the Island for a diverse population.

Friday, 25th May, 2018 9:41am

By Nick Stuart

Isle of Wight high school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

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Four and a half years after Cowes Enterprise College went into Special Measures, it has now managed to work its way up to a 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 2:39pm

By Mark Gerred with one comment

Student seriously injured after ‘fall from a height’ at Isle of Wight school

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Police, ambulance and air ambulance were called to the school at lunchtime today. Our thoughts are with the pupil and her family and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 2:43pm

By Sally Perry