Federation Governors make their decision over move of Yarmouth School

Yarmouth School

The Governors of the Federation of Yarmouth and Shalfleet Schools have announced their decision on the move of Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 11:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

West Wight Schools: Funding for Freshwater site not yet secured, but decision on closure imminent

The Isle of Wight council cabinet say the All Saints' school site would be subject to a multi-million-pound investment, but it has not been secured yet

Friday, 3rd January, 2020 3:09pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council ‘put gun to our heads’ says school governor

yarmouth town council meeting - west wight schools

A show of hands at the Yarmouth Town Council meeting last night voted in favour of closing Shalfleet Primary school. A governor said the Isle of Wight council had put 'a gun to their heads'

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 5:37pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Letter: West Wight parents blighted by conflicting messages over planned school closure

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley says parents cannot plan their children's education and schools are blighted by conflicting messages coming out of the Isle of Wight council.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 5:32pm

By Steve Cowley

Letter: Isle of Wight council must ‘ditch this plan’ to disrupt young children’s education

children and teachers on grass

Steve Cowley believes the Isle of Wight council's plan to close Yarmouth school is disruptive and possibly 'financially irresponsible'. Over 90% of Shalfleet and Yarmouth parents oppose the plans.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 9:59am

By Steve Cowley

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

Rhythmtree Festival returns this week with a stronger than ever line-up

rhythmtree stage

The music programme at this wonderfully relaxed and friendly music festival on the Isle of Wight is stronger than ever this year. Just a few more days to wait before you can enjoy Rhythmtree Festival once again.

Sunday, 7th July, 2019 5:58pm

By Feature Writer

Book now for Friday’s ‘Non-Psychic ‘Psychic’ Show with Greg Chapman

greg chapman escaping from ropes

This show has been enjoyed by people on all sides of the debate - and by people who just want a fun evening out. Grab your tickets!

Monday, 1st July, 2019 12:00pm

By Feature Writer

West Wight school consultation: Cllr sharing incorrect information, says Yarmouth Mayor (updated)

Delivering the petition at county hall

Cllr Cameron is minuted as stating that Yarmouth Town Council approve of the school closure when it is the opposite. A 1,882 strong petition was handed in this week to County Hall opposing the changes.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 6:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

Petition calling for traffic lights at site of fatal incident nearly 2,000 signatures strong (updated)

police accident rain road by leehaywood

An online petition calling for traffic lights to be installed immediately at the site of Sunday's fatal incident has attracted over 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Main road between Gunville and Shalfleet to be upgraded

road closed sign

Resurfacing work will be undertaken at nights between hours of 7.30pm and 6.00am and is expected to take 20 weekday nights.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:09am

By Gavin Foster