It’s not over: Conservative Cllr says they are still committed to closing one West Wight school

Save our School - parents and children

Cllr Brading said the council was committed to achieving six key aims — including reducing the number of schools in the area from five to four.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:55am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Letter: Have Isle of Wight ferry ports reached and exceeded capacity?

east cowes gridlock on the roads

Cllr Karl Love says solutions to tackle the gridlocked congestion his town faces when there are ferry delays need to be explored or face the consequences.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 7:34am

By Karl Love with one comment

Proceeds from Yarmouth Vintage Boot Sale to fund creative classes for primary school children

money being counted

A huge well done to Nao Utsumi for pulling off yet another successful Vintage Boot Sale, the proceeds of which will go to fund creative classes for young Islanders at the primary school.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 3:15pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: West Wight school places – Too much, much too soon

save our school banner - all saints freshwater

Jaimie Jehu says that two West Wight schools having reduced their Pupil Admission Numbers would satisfy the problem of surplus places.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 12:36pm

By Jaimie Jehu

Isle of Wight council scrap plans to relocate West Wight primary schools

Stop sign halt stay away:

To avoid the legal costs of taking the matter to court, the council is now exploring other options.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 5:57pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council make unexpected move on All Saints’ primary closure

children and teachers on grass

The council has received a legal challenge in relation to the closure notice.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 4:57pm

By Sally Perry

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

Local councillors respond to Isle of Wight council’s West Wight school places plans

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Councillors from Freshwater and Yarmouth share their views on the Isle of Wight council's recommendations over school places in West Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 6:42pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

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

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

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