Westminster praise for Isle of Wight children’s services

Palace of Westminster

Lord Farmer said the Isle of Wight continued “to be at the cutting edge” in the development of early help and family hubs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 11:37am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

global excellence award logo

Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

green smiley balls

One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school wins Bronze Accreditation for anti-bullying programme

ctk anti bulling ambassadors

Christ the King College is among a small number of schools who have been awarded The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Bronze Level Accreditation.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 12:30pm

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight DofE Gold Award winners head to Buckingham Palace

D of E Students

Congratulations to Michael and Daniel who attended a presentation at Buckingham Palace last month to receive their Gold Awards.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:34am

By Sally Perry

New County Commissioner for Isle of Wight Scouts named

Dave Simpson-Windsor

Dave is really looking forward to his new role in Scouting and is keen to hear from anyone who feels they can help in any way.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:24pm

By Malcolm Cox

Talented school children representing the Isle of Wight today in national STEM finals

gurnard primary pupils at gkn

Ten-year-old pupils from the Isle of Wight will be representing the Island today (Tuesday) at the national finals of the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 8:55am

By Vanessa Hicks

Ben’s entrepreneurial journey following Bacterial Meningitis recognised with Young Enterprise Award

ben taylor

After contracting Bacterial Meningitis in 2018, Ben was feeling pretty lost, but this Young Entrepreneurs programme has given him the confidence to believe in himself and what he can achieve. The Award sounds well-deserved.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:45am

By Pauline Hedges

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Missing 13-year-old Connor now found

Emergency call:

Connor is said to be extremely vulnerable and may be heading to the Lake area. If you see him please let police know asap.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 7:54am

By Sally Perry

Town councillors effectively block free skateboarding for kids, objecting to Wight Trash branding (updated)

wight trash kids at skateclub

Two councillors in East Cowes have effectively now blocked free skateboarding sessions for kids as they say they don't like the 15-year old Wight Trash name. It's never been an issue in previous years.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

South East finals for young Isle of Wight entrepreneurs

Jonathan Roberts, Travis Smith, Amy Jones, Dominic Marsh, Hayley Purrington, Stephanie Layton, Ben Taylor

These young entrepreneurs have done fantastically well. Fingers crossed for the South East final on Wednesday.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 4:43pm

By Sally Perry