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.

Work begins on £1m Isle of Wight state-of-the-art football pitch

cowes enterprise football pitch

The Premier League, FA and Government’s Football Foundation have contributed £448,815 grant, whilst IWC have invested £412,000.

Friday, 29th March, 2019 11:51am

By Yasmin with one comment

School Cuts analysis shows £11.5m cut from Isle of Wight school budgets since 2015


Figures indicate a loss of over £1 million in some larger secondary schools and the NEU says there needs to be a reversal of cuts to school budgets

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 4:02pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

School servers ‘hacked’ and personal data ‘possibly’ accessed

Computer Keyboard

The school say they cannot rule out the possibility that personal information might have been accessed.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 3:49pm

By Sally Perry

Drivers who refused to stop for school crossing patrol reported to police

School crossing sign :

It's the law to stop for school crossing patrol, but one staff member says she has counted 21 drivers in the last month who have refused to stop. She's going to report them to police.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

St Catherine’s School gains another ‘Outstanding’ report from Ofsted

St Catherine's Ofsted March 2019

The latest Ofsted residential care report highly praises the work with children and young people – all of whom have severe and lifelong speech, language and communication needs.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 2:22pm

By Susan Graves

Debut single release for three Platform One degree students on Friday

jazz - emily - summer

Final year degree students at Platform One College of Music, Jaz Connell, Emily Wild and Summer King, all release their debut singles this Friday.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:13am

By Dave Pontin

Cowes Enterprise develop cutting-edge curriculum to help pupils win jobs in maritime sector

Pupils having training

The new curriculum will include boat-building, including specifications and designing prototypes; navigation electronics; celestial navigation; tides; admiralty chart conventions; shipping forecasts; practical boat-handling skills; and attending Cowes Regatta to celebrate the production of boats.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:32pm

By Yasmin

Isle of Wight school plans fewer, but longer lessons with timetable changes

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The school says that moving into their new facilities next September will provide a unique opportunity to restructure the school day as the students will no longer be on a split site.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 12:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight school absence fines double in the last year

a group of children skiing

The cabinet member responsible said the spike in the number of parents being fined was a national trend and that nothing had changed on how the council was enforcing fines.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 8:40am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Ways to create ‘campus environment’ on the Isle of Wight being discussed

shadows of young people

Students from around the Isle of Wight were involved in discussions and workshops yesterday with the future of higher education on the Isle of Wight on the agenda.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: ‘Flawed reasoning’ behind plans to close village school

save all saints banner

This reader believes the Isle of Wight council's reasoning for closing All Saints' School in Freshwater is flawed and says what the village needs, if the Island Plan is not fantasy, is a new, central, non denominational school.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:04pm

By Richard Steele

Isle of Wight Green Party throw their support for All Saints’ Primary into the ring

vix lowthion and daniel james

Local councillor, Daniel James, said the West Wight deserves much more support from the Isle of Wight council who he believes should go back to basics and properly support rural Island schools.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 10:31am

By Vix Lowthion with one comment