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.

Survey reveals more in teaching profession experiencing worsening mental health

someone receiving counselling

Education Support, a charity "dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of the education workforce", carried out a recent survey on those in the teaching profession and the results were concerning. Details within

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 8:15am

By Peter Shreeve

Find out more about what Ryde School has to offer at their Virtual Open Morning

Sixth Form pupils on laptop in library

If you’re considering education options for your child, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Hear from the Head Master and Heads of School, as well as teachers and pupils during the Virtual Open Morning. Registration details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

All year 9 pupils in Isle of Wight school to self isolate for 14 days after pupil tested positive for Covid-19

watercolour painting of Covid 19

An Isle of Wight high school is asking all Year 9 pupils to self isolate for 14 days after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19. Details within

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Union calls for urgent increase in Covid-19 testing for schools

Testing for Covid-19 in the lab

NEU tells Government that support for wider opening of schools should not be taken for granted, and demands urgent action on testing

Monday, 21st September, 2020 8:16am

By Peter Shreeve

One confirmed Coronavirus case at Isle of Wight school

red teddy bear with face mask on

Parents of pupils at the Isle of Wight school have been advised about the single case of Coronavirus that has been confirmed and what the next steps are for that class bubble

Sunday, 13th September, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

School leaders preparing for ‘when’ Covid-19 cases appear

boy holding a bubble making

As well as all the expected guidelines such as washing hands, one-way systems, staggered start and finishes, pupils are being placed in bubbles to help stop the spread of the virus

Friday, 4th September, 2020 1:33pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain why they’ve cut almost half the school buses

cowes college students at bus stop

Cllr Brading explains why the Isle of Wight council chose to slash the number of bus routes by half, resulting in some Island children having to take several buses to get to school (either very late or incredibly early)

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Reduce exam content and support mental health of GCSE and A-Level pupils, say Isle of Wight Greens

Cameron Palin on Westminster Bridge

Cameron Palin from the Isle of Wight Green Party has several suggestions of what the Government should do to support GCSE and A-Level pupils in the coming months

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 8:48am

By Cameron Palin with 11 readers' comments

Eleventh-hour arrival of Covid-19 outbreak advice for schools is nuanced, says Union

Looking at school playground through fencing

Peter Shreeve, Assistant District Secretary of the National Education Union explains why he believes the last-minute guidance on Covid-19 outbreaks in schools issued late on Friday night by the Government is nuanced

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry

‘Government must put measures in place to lift pupils out of the grip of poverty and disadvantage’ says education union

elevator control panel

Peter Shreeve comments on the report that reveals the ‘education disadvantage gap’ stopped closing, even before the Covid-19 pandemic

Friday, 28th August, 2020 9:12am

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight music college Platform One’s degree students continue to excel

PLATFORM ONE students playing instruments

Despite lockdown, third year students excelled and produced extremely impressive results. In total seven students achieved a First-Class Honors degree.

Friday, 28th August, 2020 8:58am

By Dave Pontin

Isle of Wight schools ready to welcome pupils back, say Council

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Isle of Wight council say Island educators are ready to welcome pupils back to school next week

Friday, 28th August, 2020 8:05am

By IW Council Press Office