‘Save our School’ is the call from parents and village community amid plans to close primary school (updated)

Chillerton and Rookley Primary School

Parents and community members oppose the closure of their village's only primary school on a number of grounds and urge others to share their views on the consultation. Full details within

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 9:38am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

West Wight Schools: Funding for Freshwater site not yet secured, but decision on closure imminent

The Isle of Wight council cabinet say the All Saints' school site would be subject to a multi-million-pound investment, but it has not been secured yet

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council say All Saints’ school closure depends on decision of Yarmouth govenors

save all saints banner

Any decision to close the school by Cabinet next Thursday (9 January) will be subject to the governing body of Yarmouth Primary School taking a decision to relocate their school

Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 11:50am

By IW Council Press Office

Parents to challenge Isle of Wight council decision to close Yarmouth School

children and teachers on grass

A group of well-informed parents are preparing a challenge to the Isle of Wight Council’s current proposal to close Yarmouth CE Primary School. Governors have invited parents to a meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Diocese concerned at speed of Isle of Wight council decision-making over West Wight school places

Peter Leonard

The Diocese say they understand the opposition from parents and acknowledge the need to address surplus school places, but are concerned at the rapid timescales involved in taking these significant decisions.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 9:10am

By Neil Pugmire

Parish Council show support for IWC’s West Wight school plans

Freshwater parish councillors and pupils and parents with banner

The Parish Council says Freshwater’s All Saints' School is the only one in the Government’s Priority School Building Programme 2 – and millions of pounds of capital funding for the children of the West Wight would be be lost if Freshwater site permanently closes.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 1:09pm

By Michael Mills

West Wight schools reorganisation: Isle of Wight council launch new consultation

save all saints banner

Have your say on the Isle of Wight council's latest preferred option for West Wight primary school provision.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 4:49pm

By IW Council Press Office

Hampshire officers recommend closure of Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College photo from their Website

Officers recommend a merger of Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges on the Medina College site. Approval is also sought for a consultation on the closure to commence in the autumn with a view to closure by 2017.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 9:07pm

By Sally Perry with 22 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 7 readers' comments

Parents told there’s unfinished business in Isle of Wight education (podcast)

School Consultation Meeting - Carisbrooke College

Parents were able to find out more and share their views at last night's school consultation meeting held at Carisbrooke College. Listen to the recording if you weren't able to make it along.

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015 11:54am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments