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

children and teachers on grass

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

Parish Council show support for IWC’s West Wight school plans

Freshwater parish councillors and pupils and parents with banner

The Parish Council says Freshwater’s All Saints' School is the only one in the Government’s Priority School Building Programme 2 – and millions of pounds of capital funding for the children of the West Wight would be be lost if Freshwater site permanently closes.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 1:09pm

By Michael Mills

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

Hampshire officers recommend closure of Carisbrooke College

Carisbrooke College photo from their Website

Officers recommend a merger of Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges on the Medina College site. Approval is also sought for a consultation on the closure to commence in the autumn with a view to closure by 2017.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 9:07pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Legacy of the school reorg ‘is still deeply felt’ say Trust


On the last day to share your views on future of 11+ education on the Island, The Island Innovation Trust said that another ‘reorganisation’ through any merger at would undermine the progress made at Medina and Carisbrooke Colleges.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 11:33am

By Peter O'Connor with 7 readers' comments

Parents told there’s unfinished business in Isle of Wight education (podcast)

School Consultation Meeting - Carisbrooke College

Parents were able to find out more and share their views at last night's school consultation meeting held at Carisbrooke College. Listen to the recording if you weren't able to make it along.

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015 11:54am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Inaccurate figures discovered in school consultation underplays IW student success post-18 (updated)


Just days after the launch of the latest school consultation on the Isle of Wight, OnTheWight readers have discovered statistics quoted in the paperwork are inaccurate and misleading. Things at least 1.5 times better than they seemed.

Monday, 2nd February, 2015 8:32am

By Sally Perry with 54 readers' comments

Don’t rush school consultation responses is message from the council

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Responses are being sought from across the Island in particular from pupils and parents, but the message from the council is to take your time, ensure you are informed and your views could help shape education on the Isle of Wight for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Scrutineers to probe school consultation decision next month

Magnifying glass:

Nine councillors, led by former chairman of the Scrutiny Committee have called in the decision made by the Isle of Wight council Executive earlier in the month to consult on school places.

Wednesday, 24th December, 2014 10:35am

By Sally Perry

Currently only 27% of Island pupils completing A-Levels go on to university (update)


The statistic was revealed at last night's Scrutiny Committee during a discussion about the upcoming education consultation.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

How long should it take a school to move out of Special Measures?

Egg timer by apothecary

With three of the six secondary schools in Special Measures, many parents might be wondering how long it should take for the schools to exit Special Measures.

Friday, 25th April, 2014 9:39am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments