Yarmouth School move a ‘positive way forward’ says Cabinet member

paul brading at cowes enterprise college

Paul Brading says the move "ensures a strong, sustainable and robust educational offer is provided and secures a multi-million pound capital investment opportunity"

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

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

Residents to ‘temporarily’ lose their Post Office following resignation of postmaster

post office sign

The Isle of Wight MP says he's closely monitoring the situation, whilst the Post Office say they're working to find a solution for future service for the village

Friday, 10th January, 2020 12:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Governors threatened with legal action over plans to move primary school

The legal letter argues that the consultation was 'legally flawed' and that the decision to move the school was 'predetermined'

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

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

Letter: Time for Yarmouth to remember that it’s no longer an island within an island

Save our School - parents and children

David Griffiths from Yarmouth counters Steve Cowley's letter, setting out what he believes are valid reasons to move Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:29am

By David Griffith

Letter: Governors have ‘lost their way’, but West Wight parents still see Yarmouth as school of choice

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the Governors of Yarmouth school have "lost their way" and encourages parents to email them

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

It’s taking over 2,500 litres of paint to repaint Yarmouth Bridge

Yarmouth Bridge

It is the first time the bridge has been stripped back to the metal and completely repainted since it was built nearly 35 years ago

Saturday, 7th December, 2019 8:46am

By Gavin Foster

Don’t miss the Yarmouth Vintage Xmas Market this weekend

vintage yarmouth

The Vintage Xmas Market in Yarmouth this weekend not only has 30 creatives selling their wares in a heated marquee, but there'll be mulled wine, Christmas carols, Alpacas, a steam truck and more

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: West Wight school proposals are ‘best option offered to date’

In response to Steve Cowley's letter, Daniel James says the solution being proposed in the current council consultation is the best offered to date

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 12:16pm

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Letter: It’s time we invested properly in our children’s education, SEND and their teachers’ pay

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says smaller good schools like Yarmouth Primary will still deliver a good education where they are supported socially and financially by local communities

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 5:25pm

By Steve Cowley with 5 readers' comments

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