Isle of Wight education

desks OnTheWight is widely-acknowledged as the best place to find out about education on the Isle of Wight.

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.

Young Islanders! Find out how to be part of positive changes at PeaceJam Slam event

peacejam event

If you work with young people, or have children in year 8 or above who might be interested in finding out how they can help make the Island a better place to live, please let them know about this event. Booking essential.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 1:01pm

By Michele Newton with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s vision for one Sixth Form provider gains support

number one

The debate on whether there should be fewer sixth form providers on the Isle of Wight resulted in an unanimous vote as Island students were described as "being let down" and the education provision "not fit for purpose".

Friday, 17th November, 2017 7:46pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Students plan peaceful protest at Sandown Bay Academy today

sandown bay academy sixth formers protesting

Pupils at Sandown Bay Academy plan to hold a peaceful protest during their lunch break today against the closure of the sixth form.

Friday, 17th November, 2017 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Another five years of Hampshire looking after Isle of Wight children’s services agreed

children statue

Subject to agreement from Hampshire County Council, the five agreement will be renewed that will see children's safeguarding and education led by the Hampshire officers.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 1:36pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight council consider changing school holiday dates

Ventnor Beach:

Islanders will be asked whether they'd prefer school summer holidays to be four weeks instead of six, as a range of options go out to consultation.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 1:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s adult education service ‘Requires Improvement’ say Ofsted

School desks by booleansplit

Although many learners improve their social skills and self-confidence during their courses, too few are helped to improve their English and mathematical skills.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 12:48pm

By IW Council Press Office

CBeebies presenter supports Isle of Wight Save Our Schools

Cerrie Burnell- Save Our Schools IOW

The Isle of Wight's Save our Schools Campaign had a welcome boost last week when CBeebies presenter, Cerrie Burnell, visited the Island to read a children's book created to raise funds for the campaign.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 8:11am

By Catherine Fisher

Hampshire contract for Education and Children’s Safeguarding set to be renewed


The Isle of Wight council looks set to approve a five year extension for education and children’s safeguarding to be managed by Hampshire council officers, after improvements were ordered by Ofsted during the last Conservative administration.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 4:43pm

By Sally Perry

More improvement needed at Isle of Wight secondary school, say Ofsted


Ofsted say the pace of learning in lessons is too slow and that leaders have not made sure that the school has improved quickly enough.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 8:47am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP slammed over ‘lost opportunities’ to improve Island education

bob seely

The Isle of Wight MP has been criticised by the Green Party's national spokesperson for Education, Vix Lowthion, for not doing enough to ensure the Island's education system is properly funded and supported.

Monday, 30th October, 2017 1:09pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Sandown Bay Academy: Future plans revealed (update 2)

sandown bay academy

The news that many have been waiting for in relation to the future of secondary educations in Sandown can now be revealed.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 2:03pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight parents and teachers join lobby of Parliament over school cuts

John McGee

Hundreds of teachers, head teachers, school staff and parents travelled to the Houses of Parliament from all over the country (including the Isle of Wight) to lobby MPs about school funding.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 12:27pm

By John Scott