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.

Extra support for educators needed as new grading plans for GCSE and A-Levels revealed

Teenager doing homework with ipad and exercise book

The Union say that teachers and staff will undoubtedly do everything they can to make it work, but need details asap of how they will be supported

Thursday, 25th February, 2021 12:15pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

‘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

Are your kids taking part in the Easter Card Design competition?

Daffodils yellow chick and Easter bunny

Being organised by the National Education Union and promoted through Island schools, there are prizes for the winning entries

Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 12:59pm

By Peter Shreeve

New virtual work experience programme for Isle of Wight employers and students

Young woman working on a computer and using pen and pad

Solent LEP will be offering training and support for employers taking part in the scheme to provide virtual work experience for young people who missed out last year

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 9:03am

By Hannah Bergman-Brown

‘We cannot afford a big bang approach to opening schools’ says education union

school desk with papers and pens

Nine unions are urging the Prime Minister to commit to a 8th March return to school only if the scientific evidence is absolutely clear this is safe

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 7:58am

By Sally Perry

Merger of two Isle of Wight primary schools planned

School fencing

One of the schools is currently at only a third of its capacity and has a rising financial deficit. Full details within

Friday, 29th January, 2021 10:19am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

No child will go hungry on the Isle of Wight during half-term, says councillor

girl in brown cardigan eating

Cllr Brading says that no child will go hungry on the Isle of Wight this February half-term and explains how support will be provided

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 2:18pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Mainland ambitions for Isle of Wight teen songwriter

Portrait of Millie from Newport

After working with Theatretrain for the last nine years, Millie is now looking forward to studying songwriting on the mainland and pursuing her dream

Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Infection survey shows Covid-19 rising fastest amongst primary age pupils

coronavirus cases age chart showing high transmission in young people

The National Education Union say the "Government cannot continue to ignore this report" and "must act to stop the role of schools in the transmission of Coronavirus"

Monday, 25th January, 2021 9:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Good mental health and wellbeing a priority for Platform One

illustration of people in windows playing instruments

Students at Platform One College of Music have been using a new bespoke virtual learning environment this lockdown, part of which is dedicated to wellbeing

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 3:34pm

By Dave Pontin

Two weeks’ notice before schools reopened welcomed by education union

whiteboard and desks in classroom in black and white

The news has been welcomed by the National Education Union, but reinforce that the last thing parents and children need is a stop-start approach

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 1:59pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: 1,600 laptops sounds impressive – but it’s not the full story

person using a laptop

Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union says the news that 800 laptops have been given out and another 780 are due is not the whole story

Sunday, 17th January, 2021 11:39am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments