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.

Primary school pupils quiz Isle of Wight councillors on green issues

Barton Primary School visit to the council

A group from Barton Primary school were able to ask questions at the last full council to find out just how green the local authority is

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight primary school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

primary school children working in class

Standards at the school have risen since 2016, but the Ofsted inspection framework now being used is very different to the one in place in 2011, when the school was last inspected

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

More than quarter of Isle of Wight school exclusions a result of alcohol, drugs or assaults, figures reveal

fist fight between two men

Peter Shreeve from the NEU said there is currently too little support for students in need, and that the need is growing

Monday, 20th January, 2020 1:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Government promise to provide free sanitary products in schools comes into force today

sanitary pads

From today, schools and colleges will receive an activation email from the phs Group giving them access to a range of products for young people, including eco-friendly options

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:52am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Seven Christ the King College students receive offers from Oxford or Cambridge

christ the king students with oxbridge university offers

Of the number of Christ the King students applying to universities, these Oxbridge offers constitute 11.9 per cent of applicants

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:20pm

By Caroline Curliss with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council set out arrangements for All Saints’ and Yarmouth schools

control key on laptop

The Isle of Wight council clarify the situation with admission arrangements for West Wight primary school pupils

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight school chef in finals for regional School Chef of the Year 2020

Wendy Lohse - south east contestant

An Isle of Wight school chef will be representing the Island next week in the regional finals of a prestigious catering competition

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:23am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lack of support for young people with mental health issues means schools are picking up the pieces, says union rep

male teen looking unhappy

In light of the recent 'Access to CAMHS' report, Peter Shreeve says schools are working hard picking up the pieces of a system with increasingly fewer resources and hence failing so many children and young people

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Marked improvements at Isle of Wight school say Ofsted inspectors

Exterior of Carisbrooke College

Two of the four categories have been upgraded to 'Good', as the school shows it is making the necessary changes to ensure improvement

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 9:33am

By Gemma Long with one comment

Outpouring of online support for ‘banned’ Isle of Wight science teacher

support button on computer keyboard

When Graeme Bell was indefinitely banned from teaching after an altercation with two pupils on a school trip, there was a rush of support shown for the science teacher on our Facebook Page. Read a selection

Friday, 10th January, 2020 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment