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.

Awards for Isle of Wight schools who encourage sustainable school run

Newport C of E

Well done to the Isle of Wight primary schools who have received well-deserved awards for encouraging sustainable travel to and from school.

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017 10:47am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

‘Effective action’ to improve is being taken at College, says Ofsted

Carisbrooke College

Well done to all involved in ensuring that the College continues to move towards becoming a 'Good' school.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:16am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Improvements being made at College, say Ofsted

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Well done to all involved in ensuring that improvement are being made at this Isle of Wight school.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 8:41am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New beginnings for Principal at Cowes Enterprise College

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John Peckham says he's looking forward to welcoming a new Principal to the Academy and working with them as they settle into the role.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 3:29pm

By John Peckham

Pupils explore ‘the future of history’ with expert

Ethan Drummond-Harris and Daniel Locke

Kate Cambridge, a local Archaeologist from Timetaxi, spent the afternoon with a selected group of enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 Historians.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 11:49am

By Nat Nelson

Letter: Parents urged to consider the unintended consequences of taking holidays in termtime

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This reader - a former teacher - shares her view of pupils being taken out of school during term time for family holidays. She explains the unintended consequences, which include not just missing parts of the syllabus.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 3:12pm

By Anonymous with 18 readers' comments

Conservatives accused of attempting to ride ‘on the coat tails’ of the school’s success’

julia baker smith

The last Conservatives at County Hall left Isle of Wight education in such a bad shape, the Government had to step in, say the Indies - They're also ignoring the incredibly hard over work of schools, teachers and pupils across the Island.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 2:09pm

By Julia Baker-Smith with 5 readers' comments

Rapid improvement at Isle of Wight primary school, say Ofsted

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Ofsted inspectors say there has been rapid improvement following the previous inspection to this Isle of Wight primary school.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Leader promises all 51 Isle of Wight schools will be Good+ under Tory council

dave stewart and chris whitehouse

Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, has pledged that all Island schools will be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted if the Conservatives are allowed to continue after May’s elections.

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 4:26pm

By Chris Whitehouse with 30 readers' comments

Changes to school admissions criteria

Primary school classroom

The Isle of Wight Council’s Executive will consider a proposal to add “children of staff” to the over-subscription criteria list within admissions arrangements for schools.

Monday, 6th February, 2017 8:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight top of the regional table for post-16 opportunities


More 16 and 17 year olds have been supported by being offered a suitable training or education place on the Isle of Wight than others in the South East region.

Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 9:34am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

School holiday fines: Jon Platt facing DfE in Supreme Court

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Jon Platt will face the DfE (via the Isle of Wight council) at the Supreme Court today to defend the High Court judges' decision that he has no case to answer for unpaid school absence fines.

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 8:28am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments