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.

Isle of Wight secondary school performance tables released


Find out where your Isle of Wight secondary is positioned in the latest Performance Tables released today by the Department for Education.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 6:08pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Praise for ‘such interested and highly motivated’ Isle of Wight students

Alex Keyse (12), Kean Bridger (13) and Chelsea Bloomfield (14)

A group of History, Design Technology and STEM students from Ryde Academy spent the day at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this week, and were praised for being "such interested and highly motivated students".

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 4:48pm

By Nat Nelson

Find out more about courses and apprentice opportunities at Isle of Wight College Open Day

iow college open day

The Isle of Wight College has a proven track record of excellent success rates so why not head to their latest Open Day to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships on offer and speak to tutors and career advisers.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 6:18pm

By Feature Writer

Library of unique graphic novels donated to Cowes Enterprise College

cowes enterprise college pupils with Graphic Novel library donation

Cowes Enterprise College welcomed a visit from Isle of Wight comic store, Heroes, yesterday, as they presented the donation of 50 graphic novels in a special assembly for Year 7s.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 7:37am

By Yasmin

Wight Aviation Museum launches the Rocket Island Project with National Lottery grant

Rocket Island Project

The rich history of Isle of Wight innovation will be celebrated through this new collaborative project, the brainchild of Cllr Michael Lilley, as the story of the Black Arrow Rocket is told in local schools on the Island.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 1:14pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Positive steps forward for secondary school ‘requiring improvement’

Thumbs Up

The leadership and teachers have worked hard to help the school become a happier and more cohesive community, with shared higher expectations of what pupils can achieve and how they behave, says the Ofsted inspector.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Blue House Bay students raise £1,180 for CLIC Sargent

Mr Bricknell, Head of Blue House, with some of the Blue House Council members

With the support of the local community and hard work of the students of the Blue House of The Bay CE School, over £1,000 has been raised for CLIC Sargent's Young Lives v Cancer campaign.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:02pm

By Karen Bricknell

Isle of Wight council say 1,000+ day delay for care plan was ‘an exceptional case’

number one

The Isle of Wight council say that an individual wait of 1,005 days for a finalised Education and Health Care Plan was an exceptional case and that the majority of cases are finalised within the 20 week deadline.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 6:33pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

SEND Crisis: Isle of Wight third longest delay in country for support plan

unhappy child

An investigation by the BBC found that the Isle of Wight had the third longest individual delay for finalising a support (EHC) plan for those with special educational needs.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 2:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council’s children’s social care services: Inadequate to Good in six years

children's social care services iwc

After being rated Inadequate by Ofsted in 2012 the government insisted IWC partner with another authority's Children's Services and after teaming up with Hampshire, five year's later the IWC's social care service is now rated as Good.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 12:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Parents launch fundraiser after vandals hit at Isle of Wight primary school

nine acres damaged shed

Parents of children at this Isle of Wight primary school say the teachers and pupils do not deserve to start the new school year with this terrible action of vandals.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 1:40pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight nursery rated Outstanding by Ofsted


The Ofsted inspection found the manager and senior leadership team of this Isle of Wight nursery have a shared vision for excellence and are constantly seeking ways to improve. Read the full report here.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 12:08pm

By Sally Perry