Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter’ says influential educationalist

Sir Anthony Seldon with Lauren Bromley and Ollie Coulson, both Prefects in the Upper Sixth at Ryde School

Well known influential educationalist and writer on mindfulness and holistic education, Sir Anthony Seldon said Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter'.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:58am

By Ra Hennessy

Joe Davies resigns as Isle of Wight Member of Youth Parliament

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Although resigning from his role as member of Youth Parliament, Joe says he'll continue to fight for the rights of young people on the Isle of Wight as he heads off to Oxford University to read History and Politics.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 1:52pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Girlguides show solidarity on Women’s suffrage march

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Waving banners and flags, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and leaders joined the parade winding its way through East Cowes in commemoration of the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 7:48am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Ryde School Open Morning: Explore your child’s education options

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If you’re considering education options for your son or daughter, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

St Catherine’s holiday courses go from strength to strength

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Ventnor Co-op's Local Community Fund enables St Catherine's to run holiday courses for young people with additional needs, from cooking to making a pinch pot monster and sports.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 5:19pm

By Susan Graves

Ventnor Exchange host free open day for young creatives aged 11-25

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Calling all 11-25 year olds. From 11am - 5pm this Sunday there'll be a range of taster sessions, activities and information available on everything from a Film School in the October Half Term to mentoring for young professionals.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 12:16pm

By Jack Whitewood

Lack of school bus places could result in 390,000 extra car journeys, say IW Greens

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In five school years of parents (2018-19 intake) having to drive their children to school because there are not enough places on the school bus will result in 390,000 extra car journeys on the Isle of Wight says IW Green Party.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:44pm

By Vix Lowthion with 12 readers' comments

Shortage of autism experience affecting diagnoses delays, says CCG head (Updated)


The new interim head of the Isle of Wight CCG said they "are absolutely understanding of the stress this has caused children and their families", but added there was a national shortage of experience in this area.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 1:34pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Autism services affected by ‘Island factor’

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In a report, due to be seen by the CCG board tomorrow (Thursday), concerns have been raised about the insufficient capacity in the short-term to clear the waiting list by the end of March.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 3:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Search for innovative design idea for iconic ‘welcome’ landmark in Cowes

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Students are being asked to come up with an exciting design idea for a prominent and striking piece of artwork, sculpture, installation, or architectural fabrication to go on the 350 metre long man-made Cowes Breakwater.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 11:08am

By Louisa Mamakou with 4 readers' comments

Reading skills of Year One Isle of Wight pupils now above national average

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The number of children who met national standards rose by 11% following introduction of the Year 1 ‘phonics’ programme. Congratulations to all.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 3:59pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight GCSEs: Provisional results indicate improvement


Isle of Wight schools have today (Thursday) provided their provisional results to the Isle of Wight Council, with the majority reporting improvements overall.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 5:41pm

By IW Council Press Office