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.

End of school day ‘potentially dangerous’ says head of Isle of Wight primary school

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In a letter to parents, Carisbrooke Primary's head of school said the decision made by the other schools to change their hours was potentially dangerous — and the primary school had not been consulted.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Maths improvement for Isle of Wight primary children taking part in special initiative

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The maths improvement has meant an uplift of nine per cent in the proportion of pupils achieving ‘age related expectations’ in the schools involved in the project.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 4:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Enterprise College team up with Chelsea FC Foundation to announce new Football Academy

Football players and coach

Great news for budding young footballers on the Isle of Wight as Cowes Enterprise College announces partnership with Chelsea FC Foundation ahead of new football college academy.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 6:51am

By Yasmin

Ryde School: Explore your child’s education options at Open Morning

Ryde School pupils doing metalwork

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 5:49pm

By Feature Writer

It’s not over: Conservative Cllr says they are still committed to closing one West Wight school

Save our School - parents and children

Cllr Brading said the council was committed to achieving six key aims — including reducing the number of schools in the area from five to four.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:55am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight climate campaigner hand delivers Greta Thunberg’s books to all secondary schools and colleges

Greta's book, the tote bag and a photo of Greta

Julie hand delivered four copies of Greta Thunberg's book to all Isle of Wight secondary schools and colleges, hoping Greta's words will inspire young Islanders.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school drops from Good to Requires Improvement after Ofsted inspection


The school was found to be a happy, friendly and caring community, but several areas for improvement were identified.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 1:14pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra finds new home for rehearsals

IWSO at ryde academy

The new rehearsal space is much roomier than the previous hall they squeezed into. Book now for first concert in November.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 10:33am

By Sally Perry

Academic pressure a significant factor affecting mental health of young people, says survey

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This week a Young Minds survey shows that academic pressure is a significant factor affecting the mental health of young people.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 6:08pm

By Peter Shreeve

Cabinet to hear update on West Wight school places plans

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Cllr Brading says discussions are ongoing and an update report will be delivered to the Cabinet next week.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 5:00pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Letter: West Wight school places – Too much, much too soon

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Jaimie Jehu says that two West Wight schools having reduced their Pupil Admission Numbers would satisfy the problem of surplus places.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 12:36pm

By Jaimie Jehu

Call for interest in a U3A for Shanklin and district

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The U3A is a national cooperative movement of third agers who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 8:14am

By Hilvary Robinson with 2 readers' comments