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.

New funding formula announced for Isle of Wight schools

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The MP says the new funding formula "means all schools on the Island will benefit from increased funding by an average of 3.1% with some schools receiving significantly higher at nearly 6%".

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 11:28am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Business leaders come together to inspire young people

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Business leaders from a range of industries on the Isle of Wight attended the first 'Your Future' event at the Isle of Wight Studio School last week to help inform and inspire students on possible future career paths.

Monday, 18th September, 2017 7:10am

By Lindsey McHugh

Praise for Isle of Wight primary school from Ofsted

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Ofsted inspectors visited this Isle of Wight primary school for the first time since 2013.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 4:24pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Academy pupils win Parliament’s National Speaker Award

Ben Thompson, Beth Parkinson, Abi Vernau, Darcie Bonner, Iris Black, Chloe Hailes

Pupils from Ryde Academy who researched and spoke about bullying, stereotyping and negative attitudes toward the LGBTQ+ community have been praised by the Speaker of the House of Commons and presented with The Speaker’s Student Council Award.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 7:36am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight parents to sue over boy wearing dress to school

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Parents of a six year old boy on the Isle of Wight say they will legally challenge an Isle of Wight Church of England school for allowing boys to wear dresses to school. "There are boys and there are girls" said the father, Nigel Rowe.

Monday, 11th September, 2017 8:46am

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

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

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

Saturday, 9th September, 2017 9:12am

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight primary school led with ‘energy and ambition’

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Comments such as "a standout school" and "always striving not just to improve, but to excel" reflect what the Ofsted Inspectors found when they recently visited this Isle of Wight primary school.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Academy Governors resign over AET’s ‘wholly commercial’ decisions

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Six of the seven Governors at Ryde Academy have resigned, saying they believe "decisions AET are making in respect of education provision show no interest in improving education, but are becoming wholly commercial”.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

New Executive Headteacher for Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges

Matthew Parr-Burman

Following the departure of Peter Shaw, Island Innovation Trust announce a new Executive Headteacher who will be joining in January 2018 as well as an interim Executive Headteacher.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 12:52pm

By Lesley Franklin

Plan to cease secondary education at Sandown withdrawn say council

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The Isle of Wight council say "assurances have now been given that the plan to cease secondary education at Sandown has been withdrawn".

Monday, 4th September, 2017 4:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GCSE results look ‘stronger than previous years’

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The Isle of Wight council say due to changes in grading this year, the ability to fairly compare results with past years is challenging. However; early indications from schools suggest the underlying trend in outcomes will be stronger than previous years.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 2:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Ryde Academy: GCSE results for 2017

Annie Littlewood, Amy Jones, Naomi Baker

Ryde Academy have seen a 71% improved of subjects from last year's GCSE results.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 12:40pm

By Nat Nelson