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.

‘Remarkable transformation’ for Isle of Wight primary school


The new principal's clear vision to provide the best possible education for pupils has paid off. This Isle of Wight primary school has just been given a 'Good' rating.

Wednesday, 19th July, 2017 8:23am

By Amanda Johnston

Annual open day celebrates students’ success


Local pupil training centre W.I.S.E. (Workshop Initiative Supporting Education), recently celebrated its students’ successes with an annual open day.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 1:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Call from MP for Minister to support secondary education in Sandown Bay

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has written to Education minister, Nick Gibb, asking him to “unequivocally support” continued secondary education in the Sandown bay area.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 1:04pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

The Island Free School receive their first Ofsted inspection


Is the headmaster's vision for an Outstanding school well on its way? The Island Free School receives their first Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 18th July, 2017 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

West End star shares praise for Ryde Academy

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The West End star said that Ryde Academy had "quite clearly had an amazing effect" on their students adding the "level of dance is unseen at most secondary schools" that he visits.

Monday, 17th July, 2017 8:20am

By Nat Nelson

Fund launched to challenge controversial truancy legislation


Jon Platt is leading a campaign to challenge the unauthorised absence ruling which he sees as “grossly unfair on parents”. He has also started a petition which has gained 15,364 signatures.

Friday, 14th July, 2017 3:02pm

By Thomas Clayton with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Save Our Schools plan mass letter writing session

Child writing:

Put the date in your diary and head to Newport on 13th August to take part in the mass letter writing session to help Save Our Schools.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 1:23pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight schools invited to Cultural Exposition

Cultural Expo

Many organisations will be on hand at the Cultural Exposition to explain their cultural offer for children and young people on the Island.

Friday, 7th July, 2017 5:23pm

By Tayla Smith

Jon Platt’s truancy fines petition attracts astonishing support

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The petition calls for the government to ensure that Truancy Penalty Notices are only issued to tackle truancy rather than being used for any breach of unauthorised absence.

Friday, 7th July, 2017 7:55am

By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments

Adult learners celebrated at awards evening

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Congratulations to all the adult learners who were recently recognised for their hard work at an awards evening.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 11:08am

By IW Council Press Office

Sandown Bay Academy falls back into Special Measures again

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Ofsted inspectors said "Ineffective governance arrangements, overseen by Academies Education Trust (AET), mean that pupils have been let down in the quality of education they receive for too long".

Tuesday, 4th July, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ofsted publish first inspection rating for Isle of Wight College in 7 years


OnTheWight has Ofsted report for Isle of Wight College. Adult learning programmes and provision for learners with high needs scored 'Outstanding' - see how other areas rated.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 8:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment