Isle of Wight council approve next stage in West Wight school plans

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The council say the recommendations now being taken forward are "felt to provide the best opportunity to secure long-term educational and financial stability for West Wight families and schools"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:14am

By IW Council Press Office

Cabinet to vote on West Wight school closure plans next week

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After the earlier withdrawal of plans to close at least one school in the West Wight, they are back on the table and will be voted on next week.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:15pm

By IW Council Press Office

Video: Flood alert for the Isle of Wight as spring tides return

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Residents near the Cowes floating bridge may wish to keep flood protection installed as a precautionary measure, say the Environment Agency.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry

‘Confused to as why governors not behind parents’ – Protest over school closure

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Cllr Brading said he did not expect the news of the Governors decision to be in the public domain, but that they can do what they want.

Friday, 27th September, 2019 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Very painful meeting’ with Isle of Wight Council representatives leads Governors to agree school closure

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In a letter sent to parents, governors said they had come to the decision following 'frank conversations' and 'a very painful meeting' with Isle of Wight Council representatives.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 4:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

School campaigners say they’ve been kept in the dark over closure plans: Protest planned

Yarmouth School

One of the campaigners said they still have confidence in the governors to maintain as their primary concern the welfare, progress and outcomes of the pupils by opposing the proposal to relocate Yarmouth Primary School.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 3:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

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

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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

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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