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.

Find out more about courses and apprentice opportunities at Isle of Wight College Open Day

iow college open day

The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to their latest Open Day to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer and speak to tutors and career advisers.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 6:01pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight secondary school looks to reduce pupil intake

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The principal of the school said reducing the pupil intake would assist them in providing stability in its long-term planning.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 11:12am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Massive increase in number of Isle of Wight school absence fines, says campaigner

Jon Platt

The data for 2017/18 Truancy Penalty Notices (98% of them term time holidays) has been analysed by Jon Platt. He says they're so high that's it an average of one penalty notice for every seven school children - a huge increase on previous years.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 12:55pm

By Jon Platt with 8 readers' comments

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

ryde school nov 2018 montage

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

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 6:59pm

By Feature Writer

Rally and 34,000 strong petition calls for more SEND funding

vix lowthion -sen crisis

Vix Lowthion says every single child in our schools is being affected by "these appalling cuts to SEND education support for our most vulnerable and isolated young people". She joined others calling for more government funding.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 9:55am

By Vix Lowthion

Rise in number of people contacting Isle of Wight social services

Child reading

During 2017, the largest amount of referrals came from schools (27 per cent), police made 25 per cent of referrals and 13 per cent came from health.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 4:30pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight five-year-olds hitting school target on the rise

school children writing

Some good news for the Isle of Wight, according to standards set by the DfE, more five-year-olds on the Island achieved a good level of development in 2018.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 1:54pm

By Miguel Rodriguez

Nearly fifth of Isle of Wight state secondary pupils ‘persistently absent’ say DfE figures

radar pupil absence

Figures released by the DfE look at how many pupils on the Isle of Wight were classed as persistently absent in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 terms.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 9:39am

By Joseph Hook with 2 readers' comments

First Isle of Wight Masters students graduate from Music College

platform one masters

Congratulations to the students from Isle of Wight based music college, Platform One, who in the last week graduated with Masters in Music Industry Innovation and Enterprise.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 5:29pm

By Dave Pontin with one comment

Isle of Wight pupils to take part in mass Floss4Funding


Pupils from this Primary School will be joining others around the country and doing the Floss to raise awareness of cuts to school funding.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 3:53pm

By Maria Villa Vine

See how disadvantaged Isle of Wight children compare with classmates

The figures, based on teacher assessments of pupils' first years at school, show how children from disadvantaged backgrounds on the Isle of Wight compare to their classmates.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:45pm

By Gary Rogers

Isle of Wight GCSEs: See the school comparisons

Examination desks

Following on from yesterday's report about this year's GCSE results, see the detail of individual schools.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment