Isle of Wight education

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New state-of-the-art facilities for Christ the King College pupils and staff

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After a challenging period for the school, Cllr Brading said the future of education at the school looked bright and praised the “dynamic leadership”.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight council cabinet vote on West Wight school places issue

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Cllr Brading said, “Given only seven children attending Yarmouth actually live in the town and 69 live in Freshwater and Totland, it makes logical sense to propose the move to relocate Yarmouth CE Primary onto the All Saints’ site."

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

East Cowes’ Queensgate Foundation Primary School celebrates Ofsted rating


Ofsted said the school the new reading and writing teaching strategies had delivered some “remarkable improvements".

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 2:59pm

By Sally Perry

Eight per cent improvement in Isle of Wight SATs maths results: Faster than national average

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There was an eight per cent improvement in maths on the Isle of Wight, compared to the national figure which rose by 3%.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 5:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Wait for Island Plan to be implemented before closing schools

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Central and West Wight Labour Party say the Isle of Wight council should wait for the Island Plan to be implemented before closing any schools and disrupting staff and pupils.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 4:38pm

By Richard Steele with one comment

Parents to challenge Isle of Wight council decision to close Yarmouth School

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A group of well-informed parents are preparing a challenge to the Isle of Wight Council’s current proposal to close Yarmouth CE Primary School. Governors have invited parents to a meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Diocese concerned at speed of Isle of Wight council decision-making over West Wight school places

Peter Leonard

The Diocese say they understand the opposition from parents and acknowledge the need to address surplus school places, but are concerned at the rapid timescales involved in taking these significant decisions.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 9:10am

By Neil Pugmire

Portsmouth City Council could call for primary school SATs to be abolished

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One councillor believes SATs are in place to test the teachers rather than the students adding "it's all about the league tables with no regard given to the children". The Cabinet member said she'd get rid of league tables in a heartbeat. Could the Isle of Wight follow suit?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:13pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Local councillors respond to Isle of Wight council’s West Wight school places plans

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Councillors from Freshwater and Yarmouth share their views on the Isle of Wight council's recommendations over school places in West Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 6:42pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

Council’s recommendations on West Wight school places revealed

Parents protesting at school closure

The Cabinet will be asked to approve the recommendations set out below to tackle primary school places in the West Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 4:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

As school holiday poverty discussed in Parliament, more than third of IW children affected by it

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According to End Child Poverty's May 2019 figures there are 9,679 children on the Isle of Wight living in poverty. That’s 34.3 per cent of children, and an increase on last year’s figures of 29.5%.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 12:58pm

By Peter Shreeve with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight adult learners celebrated at award ceremony

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The awards recognised achievement in a range of subjects – and gave the opportunity to share and showcase stories.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office