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.

Whitehouse chimes in over school holiday fines court case, but incorrect target say others


The Conservative Government asked Isle of Wight council to appeal school holiday fines case, others remind Conservative councillor and MP.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Talented Island mathematicians achieve national success

Mathematicians from Ryde School

Congratulations to the budding mathematicians from the Isle of Wight who won the South East regional final of this national Maths Challenge last week, especially Wilf Armfield who scored 125/125.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 5:20pm

By Ra Hennessy with 2 readers' comments

Do you know where the 1960s Ryde High School time capsule is buried?

Ryde Academy school building

Were you around when the time capsule was buried on the site of Ryde High School in the 1960s? Before the old building is demolished, staff at the school are keen to find the time capsule.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 2:14pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

EPI report questions whether low Ofsted ratings are reasonable

school crossing road marking

The Education Policy Institute's latest report questions whether Ofsted is unfairly rating schools that have disadvantaged pupils. Given the current low Ofsted rating of schools on the Island and some areas of poverty, its contents will be of interest to many on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 25th November, 2016 9:14am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Considering sixth form options? Head to the Ryde School Open House


The wide breadth of courses chosen by Sixth Form pupils is testament to the way Ryde School helps pupils achieve their individual ambitions. Find out more at next week's Open House.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016 6:37pm

By Feature Writer

Kids asked to nominate the Isle of Wight’s ‘Best Teacher’

best-teachers show you where to look

If your child has an inspirational teacher at school, why not nominate them for Isle of Wight’s ‘Best Teacher’ Award with English Heritage.

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 3:01pm

By Isobel Cooley with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader concerned about ongoing squeeze on school funding

sad face

Leader of the council says he's very concerned about the ongoing impact of the squeeze on school funding on the Island's schools.

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016 9:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Further cuts to school funding could have disastrous impact say Unions


The NUT ask Islanders to write to Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, to let him know what’s happening in schools and urge action.

Friday, 11th November, 2016 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Affordable housing development in former school officially opened


Pupils were amazed at the transformation of the former primary school and delighted the eight units will be let at below market rents.

Wednesday, 9th November, 2016 12:50pm

By Suzie Mundell with 5 readers' comments

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are part of new GCSE measurements: How to make sense of them (updated)

Examination desks

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are just two of the new ways of measuring performance of schools across the country. OnTheWight shares a handy slideshow which makes sense of the new measurements.

Monday, 7th November, 2016 3:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Improvement needed at Isle of Wight primary school


Although Ofsted found many strengths at the school, improvements are needed in the leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcomes for pupils.

Monday, 7th November, 2016 11:07am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

‘A moment in time’: Do not open for 50 years


A number of topical items were enclosed in a time capsule that has been buried on the site of a new school building in Ryde. It will be opened in 2066.

Friday, 4th November, 2016 4:22pm

By Nat Nelson