Isle of Wight education

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Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

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

Yarmouth and Shalfleet join fight to save schools in reorganisation plans

children and teachers on grass

Yarmouth Town Council as well as the Federation of church schools of Yarmouth and Shalfleet share their arguments in West Wight school places reorganisation.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 9:04am

By Sally Perry

Fight to retain schools in West Wight continues at public meeting tonight

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

Vix Lowthion sets out the background of the West Wight schools consultation.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 8:39am

By Vix Lowthion

Isle of Wight SEND demo shines light on ‘local scandal’

peter shreeve at demo

"A ‘local scandal’ - special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people are being failed," says Peter Shreeve from the National Education Union.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:17pm

By Peter Shreeve

Isle of Wight biodiversity pioneers win cross-Channel research work

East Cowes, Isle of Wight - Vertipools Walls for Wildlife at the entrance to the Medina River

The biodiversity pioneers from Sandown will develop and upscale new ways of enhancing and protecting urban coast and estuary ecosystems at test sites in the Solent and on the north coast of France.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 8:51am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments

‘Time to strengthen safety net for struggling Isle of Wight families’ says the NEU

three children at a door - shot from behind

"It's time to strengthen the safety net for struggling families, so that everyone can go as far as their talents can take them," says the National Education Union.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 12:36pm

By Peter Shreeve with 9 readers' comments

See the school ‘in action’ during Ryde School Open Morning: Book now

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. As the school will be in session, you must book in advance to attend.

Saturday, 25th May, 2019 7:29am

By Feature Writer

New Head of School confirmed for The Bay CE

Mrs Westcott-Hayes

Mrs Westcott-Hayes, Associate Headteacher has been leading the school since February and has been part of the Cornerstone Federation since September 2018.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:35pm

By Kate Whiting

Free water to school children well hydrated throughout summer term

Head boy and girl with the water bottles

Morrison’s in Lake for donating over 100 bottles of water to the school to use at their sporting events over the summer.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 1:39pm

By Nick Young with 2 readers' comments

‘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 4 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

save all saints banner

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