‘Shocking’ Ofsted report revealed for previously ‘Good’ school (update 2)

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The secondary school has been long held up by local politicians as the 'beacon' school for the Isle of Wight, but today, Ofsted have dealt a shocking blow with an Inadequate rating for the school.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

GCSE students still waiting for ICT results, four weeks on

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The College say they cannot comment on the nature of the delay at this stage, but confirm it has cooperated with the exam board at every stage during their process.

Monday, 24th September, 2018 4:41pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Christ the King College: ‘Outstanding performance’ reflected in GCSE results

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The Executive Principal explained that despite the challenges, many youngsters have been successful and there are many personal triumphs across the ability range.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 8:34am

By Gemma Long with 2 readers' comments

Christ the King College: ‘Results build on established record of success’

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This set of results are a fitting tribute to the Sixth Form team says the Interim Executive Principal, Matthew Quinn.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 2:06pm

By Gemma Long

Understanding why English Heritage have introduced parking fees at Carisbrooke Castle

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Some dog walkers, who used to be able to park in the Carisbrooke Castle car park for free, have expressed their concern about now having to pay to park. English Heritage explain why the charges have been introduced.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Launderette dreams for former chemist

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Plans have been submitted to convert a former pharmacy in Newport into a launderette. The application is open for comments by the public.

Monday, 30th April, 2018 12:58pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Leadership changes at Christ the King College

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Following the unexpected retirement of Pat Goodhead as Principal of Christ the King College, an Interim Executive Principal and Head of School have been appointed.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 4:04pm

By Gemma Long

Unexpected retirement announced by Christ the King College headteacher

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After nine and a half years as headteacher at Christ the King College, Pat Goodhead has told parents she intends to retire at the end of this term.

Tuesday, 20th February, 2018 11:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Primary School goes from Special Measures to Good

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Ofsted had many great things to say about the staff, pupils and governors at this Isle of Wight Primary school, which through hard work and determination has gone from 'Special Measures' to 'Good' in three years.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Discover the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum at afternoon talk

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Find out more about the history of Carisbrooke Castle Museum and the people who helped it become what it is today. Booking essential.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 3:13pm

By Chris Welsford

Isle of Wight primary school ‘Good’ says Ofsted

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Congratulations are in order to staff and pupils at this Isle of Wight primary school which has received yet another 'Good' rating from the education watchdog, Ofsted.

Thursday, 4th January, 2018 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Christ the King accuse Isle of Wight council of lying in latest round of public ding dong


In a detailed response starting with 'categorically untrue' and laden with 'refutes', Christ the King College lay out their stall, including disclosing that after they couldn't raise the £4m to buy the building, CtK signed up for a £10m hire purchase agreement instead.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:53pm

By Gemma Long with 7 readers' comments