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.

The Bay Primary gets go ahead for 4-16 education provision

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Ministerial approval to close Sandown Bay Academy enables plans to extend The Bay CE Primary to become an all through school from 1 September 2018 catering for students aged 4-16.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office

University system should be based on merit, not ability to pay, says Green Party spokesperson (updated)

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The Green Party's national education spokesperson believes we should return to a post-18 education system which values hard-work and achievement and is based on merit – not your ability to pay. The Labour spokesperson says this is cost-cutting “disguised as genuine consultation”.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP will contribute to review of post-18 education funding

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The MP says that "anything that will help the Island’s young people gain greater access to higher education is a welcome move". Adding that the long-term aim for the Island to have some form of higher education campus remains.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 10:42am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Unexpected retirement announced by Christ the King College headteacher

pat goodhead

After nine and a half years as headteacher at Christ the King College, Pat Goodhead has told parents she intends to retire at the end of this term.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

YMCA nursery and daycamp ‘Requires Improvement’ say Ofsted

Nursery scene

Despite requiring improvement in 'Effectiveness of the leadership and management' and 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare', the provider did score 'Good' for 'Quality of teaching, learning and assessment' as well as 'Outcomes for children'.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 9:05am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Primary School goes from Special Measures to Good

st thomas school

Ofsted had many great things to say about the staff, pupils and governors at this Isle of Wight Primary school, which through hard work and determination has gone from 'Special Measures' to 'Good' in three years.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Here’s how Isle of Wight school holiday dates could change from 2019

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Of the 1,800 respondents to the consultation, 59 per cent said they'd prefer to take a week off the summer school holidays and place it elsewhere.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 2:56pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Take part in World-first SEND research on the Isle of Wight


Schools and colleges on the Isle of Wight are being invited to take part in world-first research that could make a difference for some of the most Island's vulnerable students.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 3:19pm

By Rachel Bailey with one comment

Isle of Wight pre-school jumps from Inadequate to Good say Ofsted


Improvements have been made at this Isle of Wight pre-school to elevate their Ofsted rating from 'Inadequate' last summer to 'Good' this week. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 8:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Half of Isle of Wight secondary schools are ‘coasting’ says DfE: League tables


The Department for Education says that more than half of Isle of Wight secondary state schools are 'coasting'. See how the schools compare against each other and national statistics.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 1:20pm

By Sally Perry

Golden Mile initiative a success at Isle of Wight primary school

Lanesend Primary School 150 milers

Taking part in the Golden Mile initiative, ten pupils at Lanesend Primary School have run 150 miles since March 2017.

Wednesday, 24th January, 2018 8:43am

By Sara Lock

MP urges young Islanders to enter WWI centenary poetry competition

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Never Such Innocence initiative is running the competition for 9 to 16-year-olds for final year of the commemoration of World War One.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 12:25pm

By The Office of Bob Seely