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.

‘People power works’ says deputy leader over plans to close Yarmouth School

Stuart Hutchinson

The deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council has told his residents that he will vote against the plan to close Yarmouth School and says "People power works".

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 2:31pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council: We’ve responded well to SEND reforms

the flowerbeds outside county hall

Following news of public demonstration to raise awareness of the 'SEND crisis' on the Island, the Isle of Wight council respond.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 11:24am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

West Wight schools reorganisation: Isle of Wight council launch new consultation

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Have your say on the Isle of Wight council's latest preferred option for West Wight primary school provision.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 4:49pm

By IW Council Press Office

Letter: Plans to close Ofsted rated ‘Good’ primary school ‘an injustice’

Yarmouth School

Grandparent of pupils at Yarmouth Primary School believes Isle of Wight council should revert to their original reorganisation proposal.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 5:09pm

By Steve Cowley

End the SEND Crisis – ‘We cannot continue to fail Isle of Wight children’, say Save Our Schools IW

end send crisis

Save our Schools IW say that taking care of children, making sure they have every opportunity to thrive, is surely the most basic measure of our own humanity and success as a community and invite others to join them at demo on the 30th May.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 9:30am

By Colleen Brannon

Reduce one hour lunch break and everyone loses out, says education union

school playground

The National Education Union is calling for a return to one hour lunch breaks and set out the reasons why.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:24am

By Peter Shreeve with 7 readers' comments

Inadequate Isle of Wight school sees another visit from Ofsted

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This is the first visit by Ofsted since they rated the school as Inadequate after last summer's inspection.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

A massive shake up of West Wight Primary schools just been published by council (updated)

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Parents of children in West Wight primary schools have been anxiously waiting for today's officers' recommendations. The decision will be made behind closed doors.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school going in the right direction after lack of leadership, say Ofsted

st mary's primary - Ofsted picture

Morale is high at the school where the headteacher has stemmed a deterioration in performance to get the school back on track.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 8:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Delay on school consultation outcome to allow ‘right decision to be made’

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

An announcement on the initial phase of the consultation was due to be made on Friday, but this has now been moved to May.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

13,264 sustainable journeys during ‘Active Travel Week’

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A total of 34 schools took part and clocked up a combined total of 13,264 sustainable journeys to school over the challenge – a staggering total of 69 per cent of all journeys logged during the week.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Government announce free menstrual products for all schools from 2020

first red box - St Thomas Canterbury Primary

The Government plan to launch a new scheme by early 2020 to provide menstrual products in all schools, from primary to colleges.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 5:31pm

By Katharine Spencer-Brown