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.

Dramatic nose dive in applications for previously over-subscribed school

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The school once upheld by Conservative councillors as the 'beacon school' for the Isle of Wight has seen a dramatic nose dive in the number of year six pupils naming it for their first choice. OnTheWight has the detail.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Academy students present thought-provoking project work


Year 13 students from Cowes Enterprise College presented their Extended Project Qualification Projects with a range of eye-catching and inspiring displays last week

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 11:23am

By Kira Thorogood

Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment

Isle of Wight A-level performance tables

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Find out where your Isle of Wight VI Form is positioned in the latest Performance Tables released this week by the Department for Education.

Friday, 25th January, 2019 10:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Library of unique graphic novels donated to Cowes Enterprise College

cowes enterprise college pupils with Graphic Novel library donation

Cowes Enterprise College welcomed a visit from Isle of Wight comic store, Heroes, yesterday, as they presented the donation of 50 graphic novels in a special assembly for Year 7s.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7:37am

By Yasmin

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

cowes enterprise college gcse results

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