Isle of Wight education

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Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter’ says influential educationalist

Sir Anthony Seldon with Lauren Bromley and Ollie Coulson, both Prefects in the Upper Sixth at Ryde School

Well known influential educationalist and writer on mindfulness and holistic education, Sir Anthony Seldon said Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter'.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:58am

By Ra Hennessy

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

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your son or daughter, 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.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

£4m spend on Isle of Wight school refurbs this summer

Isle of Wight Council strategic development officer Jade Kennett, co-chair of governors for The Federation of the Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth Carla Bradshaw, headteacher Lizzie Grainger and Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children's services, education and skills

Money from the government’s Capital School Improvement Programme was used to fund some of the work.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 1:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ryde Academy STEM teacher becomes SSAT Leadership Fellow

John Nicholson - Ryde Academy

Ryde Academy's Computer Science Teacher and STEM coordinator, John Nicholson, has just become an SSAT Leadership Fellow as part of an impressive group of future leaders from across the country.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 11:17am

By Nat Nelson

Lack of school bus places could result in 390,000 extra car journeys, say IW Greens

Vix Lowthion in Church Litten

In five school years of parents (2018-19 intake) having to drive their children to school because there are not enough places on the school bus will result in 390,000 extra car journeys on the Isle of Wight says IW Green Party.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:44pm

By Vix Lowthion with 12 readers' comments

Shortage of autism experience affecting diagnoses delays, says CCG head (Updated)


The new interim head of the Isle of Wight CCG said they "are absolutely understanding of the stress this has caused children and their families", but added there was a national shortage of experience in this area.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:34pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Autism services affected by ‘Island factor’

autism umbrellas

In a report, due to be seen by the CCG board tomorrow (Thursday), concerns have been raised about the insufficient capacity in the short-term to clear the waiting list by the end of March.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 3:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Fewer Isle of Wight parents win appeals after child not offered preferred school place

radar - primary school classroom

The number of parents on the Isle of Wight successfully winning appeals after their child was not offered a place at their first choice of school dropped in the 2017-18 school year compared to the previous year.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 9:56am

By Harriet Clugston

Reading skills of Year One Isle of Wight pupils now above national average

Happy child

The number of children who met national standards rose by 11% following introduction of the Year 1 ‘phonics’ programme. Congratulations to all.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 3:59pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSEs: Provisional results indicate improvement


Isle of Wight schools have today (Thursday) provided their provisional results to the Isle of Wight Council, with the majority reporting improvements overall.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 5:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

UKSA: Outstanding results for students with 100% success rate

Luc Chillingworth BTEC grad August 2018

There was a 100% success rate for the second year running for all UKSA Further Education courses with all students moving into employment, further education or training.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 5:34pm

By Heather Williams

Ryde School: Over quarter of all GCSEs at A* inc 17 at top grade 9

GCSE results at Ryde School

17% of exams were awarded the very top grade of a 9 and over a quarter of all results were either A* or the equivalent (9 and 8) – the best figures ever for the very top grade.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 12:14pm

By Ra Hennessy