Isle of Wight education

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Whether it be the latest Ofsted inspection report, GCSE and A-Level results; pupils’ achievements; or educational trips, this is the place to find up-to-date, reliable information.

Councillor urges parents to object to school closure plans

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The councillor says those who believe in the provision of alternative and diverse learning environments, which suit the requirements of children and young people with different learning needs, should resist this school closure.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 9:33am

By Cllr Karl Love with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School set to close due to too few students

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After five years since opening, the Isle of Wight Studio school is to close in Summer 2019.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 5:47pm

By Ben Walker with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school awarded £1.3m refurbishment grant

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As part of a second phase of work since relocation to the Furrlongs, improvements to the primary school will include a new roof and windows, a new reception area, external cladding and upgraded footpaths and lighting.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 12:23pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight primary school receives ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

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Well done to all involved in ensuring this Isle of Wight primary school continues to provide 'Good' provision for its pupils.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 9:03am

By Sally Perry

Another ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted for Isle of Wight pre-school


This Isle of Wight pre-school has been given a rating of 'Good' in all areas of provision by Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight primary school retains their ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

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The inspection found this Isle of Wight primary school still responsible for 'Good' provision.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 8:42am

By Sally Perry

‘Outstanding’ provision in all areas at Isle of Wight pre-school say Ofsted

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Inspectors from Ofsted found Outstanding provision in all areas of the pre-school and that children are prepared exceptionally well for school.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 12:18pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pre-school retains ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

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This Isle of Wight pre-school has been successful in retaining its 'Good' rating from Ofsted following an inspection last month.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight third worst local authority for school staffing cuts, say Labour

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Figures produced by the National Education Union show that the Isle of Wight is the third worst local authority in the country for staff cuts in secondary schools.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 2:48pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Music degree students get taste of being on tour

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This will be the twelfth year Platform One students have taken to the road in order to experience what it is like to go on a professional European tour.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 12:34pm

By Dave Pontin

Sandown Bay Academy: Leadership team announced for new school

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Information evenings for parents and carers will be held during the summer term where they will have the opportunity to meet the new leadership.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 12:52pm

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

Expansion of family centre to be funded by council

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The expansion, funded by the Isle of Wight Council, will enable Seashells pre-school to accommodate another 40 children, aged three and four, in two new rooms.

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 6:32am

By IW Council Press Office