Letter: Shortening of school day has led to home time safety concerns

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Peter Shreeve says schools have limited resources and are to some extent forced into making unpalatable decisions, but shortening the school day is done to save money.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 10:37am

By Peter Shreeve

End of school day ‘potentially dangerous’ says head of Isle of Wight primary school

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In a letter to parents, Carisbrooke Primary's head of school said the decision made by the other schools to change their hours was potentially dangerous — and the primary school had not been consulted.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Opposing Government over housing targets a ‘waste of time’, says Cabinet member

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Even though several Isle of Wight Conservative councillors said they would oppose the housing targets set by Government, Cllr Brodie reports that Barry Abraham said it would be a 'waste of time'.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 10:23am

By Geoff Brodie with one comment

Isle of Wight GCSE Results: 12% improvement in English and maths at Christ the King

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Plus five students achieved grade 9 in five or more subjects, putting them among the most exceptional scholars in the country.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 10:08am

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight fire crews praised for actions at derelict school blaze

Fire crews at Christ the King College Fire

The fire was in the roof space of a single storey building due for demolition. The cause is currently being investigated.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:09pm

By IW Council Press Office

Spate of vandalism adds costs for parish council

Vandalism of Post Office Lane toilets - paint on walls

As well as vandalism to the public toilets, a piece of outdoor gym equipment that can be used to charge mobile phones was burnt with a lighter.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 11:38am

By Lucy Molyneux with 6 readers' comments

Carisbrooke Guides and Brownies celebrate 100 years

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A number of activities took place at Carisbrooke Castle for the 100 year celebration of the 1st Carisbrooke Units.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 12:35pm

By Suzanne Whitewood

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

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Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Inadequate Isle of Wight school sees another visit from Ofsted

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This is the first visit by Ofsted since they rated the school as Inadequate after last summer's inspection.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Carisbrooke Open Gardens fundraiser for Friends of Carisbrooke Church

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All are welcome to look around the nine gardens being opened to the public to help raise money for Friends of Carisbrooke Church

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry

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

Host of awards for Isle of Wight school at 2019 Rock Challenge®

Christ the King College pupils at Rock Challenge

Congratulations to pupils, teachers and parents as this Isle of Wight secondary school picked up a host of awards at last night's 2019 Rock Challenge®.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry