Isle of Wight Ofsted report

OnTheWight reports on each and every Ofsted report on Isle of Wight schools as soon as it’s published.

Isle of Wight primary school criticised by Ofsted

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The inspector said teaching was not good enough and ‘confused’ pupils did not make enough progress, but the Executive Headteacher said that staff and pupils had worked extremely hard and the inspectors recognised the strengths in the school.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 8:57am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Enterprise features in Ofsted Annual Report for ‘best practice’

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The once-troubled, but now thriving Cowes Enterprise College is one of a handful of best practice case studies featured in Ofsted’s latest annual report.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Notable improvements at Isle of Wight primary school boosts Ofsted ranking

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The improvements at this primary school were found by the Ofsted inspector to be notable and despite facing numerous challenges, the headteacher’s resolve to improve the school had not wavered.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 3:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ofsted inspection finds Isle of Wight school Good


The school had a short inspection at the end of July, and the inspector found priorities for improvement — including addressing a decline in overall performance and a ‘sharp drop’ in progress and attainment in writing.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 2:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Shocking’ Ofsted report revealed for previously ‘Good’ school (update 2)

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The secondary school has been long held up by local politicians as the 'beacon' school for the Isle of Wight, but today, Ofsted have dealt a shocking blow with an Inadequate rating for the school.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Second Ofsted accolade for St Catherine’s School in four months

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Another fantastic report in less than four months for St Catherine's school in Ventnor, where pupils are supported well and thrive.

Saturday, 29th September, 2018 11:32am

By Susan Graves with one comment

Positive rating for Isle of Wight primary school

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The Chair of governors said the governors are delighted with the outcome of the recent inspection which reflects the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of the school community.

Friday, 27th July, 2018 4:16pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Priory School the latest Isle of Wight school to receive Ofsted report

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Congratulations to all at Priory School who have worked hard to achieve this positive report from Ofsted.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:21am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Studio School: First Ofsted report revealed

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The Head Teacher of the Studio School said the "constant references throughout the report to achieving our core values around helping to create confident business-ready young adults who are given the opportunity to succeed in a small, safe and caring community means a lot to us".

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 8:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Outstanding Ofsted rating hat trick for Ventnor school

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Congratulations to St Catherine's school, which for third year in a row, is found to be outstanding in their residential care provision.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 9:24am

By Charlotte Cosgrove

Isle of Wight primary school receives ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

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Well done to all involved in ensuring this Isle of Wight primary school continues to provide 'Good' provision for its pupils.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 9:03am

By Sally Perry

Another ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted for Isle of Wight pre-school


This Isle of Wight pre-school has been given a rating of 'Good' in all areas of provision by Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 8:29am

By Sally Perry