Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Fantastic Ofsted report for Isle of Wight school

coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector says that rising achievement in reading, writing and mathematics means pupils at this school are now making good progress, and better prepared for the next stage of their education.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Pupils ditching the books and catching the train to experience WWII life

WWII evacuation

Isle of Wight school children are this week to discover at Havenstreet steam railway what it was like to be evacuated during World War II.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 7:23am

By IW Council Press Office

Charity quiz aims to raise cash for pupils’ music therapy sessions

cow co quiz

All proceeds from the quiz will support our fundraising efforts to provide the children of Medina House School with six months of Nordoff-Robins Music Therapy sessions.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 3:25pm

By Kirsten Morris

A head for heights? Carnival Queens take on sponsored tree climb

tree climbers

A group of girls and boys - who will be performing on and around Ryde’s Carnival Queens float at all the Island Carnivals this year - will be taking part in the fundraising climb on Monday 3rd July at Appley Park in Ryde.

Friday, 16th June, 2017 7:26am

By Liz Allen

I’m in the Garden: Four artists come together for Ryde Arts Festival

in the garden by Adam Gillam

As part of the excellent Ryde Arts Festival and GROW project, four artists come together to share their work exploring social integration and circular economy.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

Council flesh out pre-election pledge about raising quality of Island education


The council say their plan will aim to ensure all schools on the Isle of Wight will be rated by Ofsted as 'Good' and least a quarter of them 'Outstanding' in the next four years.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 12:31pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

STEM focus for Academy pupils at BAE systems RAF and Royal Navy Education Programme Roadshow

Cory Duke

The roadshow was organised by BAE Systems, who spent the morning with students from Year 7 and 8 and aims to get young people interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) .

Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 11:13am

By Nat Nelson

More improvements needed at Isle of Wight Primary School

pencils in basket

The Ofsted inspector acknowledges the challenge of recruiting permanent staff at this primary school but highlights the many strengths it has.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge suspended during peak Isle of Wight Festival traffic (updated)

removing silt from the bridge

The council say the floating bridge is suspended due to 'weather conditions'. It's not been made clear whether the passenger launch will operate between East Cowes and the RedJet terminal.

Monday, 12th June, 2017 6:58am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Labour comes out top in school mock elections

ryde academy voters

If the Ryde Academy mock general election is anything to go by, the Conservatives have a lot of work to do over the next five years to win the young persons' vote.

Thursday, 8th June, 2017 6:05pm

By Nat Nelson with 5 readers' comments

Please Vote! Impassioned plea from Isle of Wight Youth MP

joe davies

Our passionate member of Youth Parliament for the Isle of Wight, Joe Davies, shares this video message urging Isle of Wight 18-24 year olds to take ten minutes out of their day tomorrow to vote in the general election.

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment