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.

Isle of Wight Sensory Service makes national award shortlist

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Congratulations to Action on Hearing Loss, whose sensory service has been shortlisted in the ‘Improved partnerships between health and local government’ category at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards.

Wednesday, 28th September, 2016 12:44pm

By IW Council Press Office

Girls’ schools give girls a head start: Visit Portsmouth High School to find out more


Girls get better results at girls' schools, so why not explore education options for your daughter at Portsmouth High School's Open Morning. Tour the junior and senior schools and speak with the teachers whilst your daughter takes part in engaging activities.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 6:50pm

By Feature Writer

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


If you’re considering your child’s education options, meet teachers, pupils and tour the school on this Open Morning to find out more about the Island school with a global outlook.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 9:00pm

By Feature Writer

Ofsted senior officials visit the Isle of Wight


Today's meeting heard how leaders from the Isle of Wight and Ofsted can work together on educational improvement for the Island.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 3:58pm

By IW Council Press Office with 57 readers' comments

Interim Ofsted boss might be visiting the Isle of Wight this week

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Ahead of the rumoured visit by the interim head of Ofsted this week, Labour repeat their calls for the creation of a taskforce – featuring education experts, teachers, governors and parents - to carry out a detailed study as to why education attainments lags behind the mainland in many areas.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 10:19am

By Ed Gouge with 21 readers' comments

Primary School heading in the right direction say Ofsted

St Francis primary school

Ofsted say this Isle of Wight primary school is taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.

Thursday, 8th September, 2016 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight GCSE results: Breakdown of results (update 6)


Following last week's GCSE results day, academies and colleges around the Isle of Wight will be sharing a more detail breakdown of attainment. This article will be updated throughout the day.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 9:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Percentage of Isle of Wight students achieving at least a C in English and maths revealed

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New measures for reporting GCSE achievements have been introduced this year. It measures the number of students attaining at least a C grade in English and mathematics combined.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 1:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSE results buck national trend, initial reports suggest

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Initial reports suggest that schools on the Isle of Wight appear to compare favourably with national averages and in some cases, have improved significantly – against the national trend of a decline in results.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 11:12am

By IW Council Press Office with 24 readers' comments

Isle of Wight 2016 GCSE level results: Live coverage

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OnTheWight will update you throughout the day with Isle of Wight GCSE results as they come in from the various schools.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 6:44am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

David Hoare resigns from Ofsted after nonsense Isle of Wight ‘Ghetto’ comments (Update 4)

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Less than a month after referring to the Isle of Wight as a ghetto with a mass of crime and inbreeding, the chair of Ofsted has resigned from his post.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 11:11am

By Sally Perry with 44 readers' comments

Don’t forget to update HMRC about your child’s details post-Results Day

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If you claim Child Tax Credit you need to let HMRC know whether your 16+ child will be continuing in full time education otherwise you may lose your claim.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 4:05pm

By Lisa Billard