Isle of Wight education

desks OnTheWight is widely-acknowledged as the best place to find out about education on the Isle of Wight.

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.

Ventnor student celebrates success at City College annual awards

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The student from Ventnor was recognised for his exceptionally good attitude, extracurricular activities, additional student support within class, and his resource provision

Monday, 11th November, 2019 12:16pm

By Bex Pearce

West Wight school places consultation launched by Isle of Wight council

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

The closure is being proposed due to a significant decline in pupil numbers at the school and significant surplus schools places within the West Wight area

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 9:54am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary retains ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating


The executive head teacher is encouraged with the positives the report has shown, that the school is heading in the right direction

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 5:34pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Find out more about courses and opportunities at the Isle of Wight College Open Day

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The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to their latest Open Day to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer and speak to tutors and career advisers

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 2:36pm

By Feature Writer

Academies Trust plan to reduce staff across 38 academies

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Unison say the decision being made by the end of the year wasn't long enough to consult with staff, parents and pupils

Friday, 1st November, 2019 4:24pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘Highly Commended’ International Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight College department

IW College International Team receiving their award

The International Department at Isle of Wight College is internationally recognised and involved in some excitingly innovative projects. Well done to all involved for this award

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 4:40pm

By Rosie Mann

Island Labour and Unison welcome neurodiversity manifesto champion to the Island

Janine Booth With The Stealth Aspies, Theatre 503, London, 31 March 2019

Janine is an engaging, quick-witted, intelligent speaker, so this should prove to be an informative and thought-provoking event

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 9:47am

By Julian Critchley with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s best and worst performing secondary schools revealed

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Find out how your Isle of Wight secondary school performed in the 2019 Progress 8 scores. OnTheWight has the details

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenage girls encouraged to take part in cyber security competition

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‘CyberFirst Girls’ provides a fun but challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security

Friday, 25th October, 2019 9:22am

By The Office of Bob Seely

Work to tackle bullying in Isle of Wight schools celebrated at Anti-Bullying Awards

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There were six winners in the Anti-Bullying Awards organised by the Isle of Wight council's safeguarding partnership and supported by Red Funnel

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 12:06pm

By Melissa Piercy

Isle of Wight student named as finalist in Student of the Year Awards

Ryan Kimber

Ryan's tutor says he's a dynamic role model for his engineering peers, who nominated him to be a student governor

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:44pm

By Dani Johnson

School funding is not ‘a bit tight’ it’s in crisis says NEU’s Isle of Wight officer

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Bob Seely welcomes the funding and says he'll be arguing for an increase in the Island’s SEN budget, but Peter Shreeve from the NEU says a whole generation of children are missing out on a proper education

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments