The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils
West Wight School Places
In early 2019 the Isle of Wight council announced its preferred option to deal with falling pupil numbers in the West Wight.
It planned to close All Saints CE Primary school and expand the nearby St Saviour’s RC Primary School.
Following opposition from residents, this plan was changed later in the year, when it was revealed the IWC would relocate pupils from All Saints’ to Yarmouth Primary, whilst All Saints’ was expanded, then all pupils would move to All Saints’ and Yarmouth would be closed.
This was withdrawn following a legal challenge, schools reduced their admission numbers, but the IWC said they were still looking to close one school in the West Wight.
Below are articles following the proposed closures.
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 3 readers' comments
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
Letter: Governors have ‘lost their way’, but West Wight parents still see Yarmouth as school of choice
Steve Cowley says he believes the Governors of Yarmouth school have "lost their way" and encourages parents to email them
Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:00am
By Steve Cowley with one comment
In response to Steve Cowley's letter, Daniel James says the solution being proposed in the current council consultation is the best offered to date
Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 12:16pm
By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments
Steve Cowley says smaller good schools like Yarmouth Primary will still deliver a good education where they are supported socially and financially by local communities
Monday, 2nd December, 2019 5:25pm
By Steve Cowley with 5 readers' comments
The closure is being proposed due to a significant decline in pupil numbers at the school and significant surplus schools places within the West Wight area
Thursday, 7th November, 2019 9:54am
By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments