Letter: Wait for Island Plan to be implemented before closing schools

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Central and West Wight Labour Party say the Isle of Wight council should wait for the Island Plan to be implemented before closing any schools and disrupting staff and pupils.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 4:38pm

By Richard Steele with one comment

More medals for Team Isle of Wight in NatWest Island Games

Island Games Tuesday - Gold

Team Isle of Wight finished the third day fifth in the overall medal table with 15 medals!

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 11:15am

By Sally Perry

Parents to challenge Isle of Wight council decision to close Yarmouth School

children and teachers on grass

A group of well-informed parents are preparing a challenge to the Isle of Wight Council’s current proposal to close Yarmouth CE Primary School. Governors have invited parents to a meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 10:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Diocese concerned at speed of Isle of Wight council decision-making over West Wight school places

Peter Leonard

The Diocese say they understand the opposition from parents and acknowledge the need to address surplus school places, but are concerned at the rapid timescales involved in taking these significant decisions.

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 9:10am

By Neil Pugmire

18-year-old Isle of Wight Festival-goer found happy vibes and endless entertainment

Isle of Wight Festival stage with audience in front

The Isle of Wight Festival is often mooted as being aimed at just the middle-aged or more mature festival-goer, so what did an 18-year-old think of it?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:54pm

By Alpha Perry

Portsmouth City Council could call for primary school SATs to be abolished

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One councillor believes SATs are in place to test the teachers rather than the students adding "it's all about the league tables with no regard given to the children". The Cabinet member said she'd get rid of league tables in a heartbeat. Could the Isle of Wight follow suit?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:13pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Design a Rocket competition launches at Ryde Library this week

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The children's competition runs from Saturday 13th July to Saturday 31st August. Don't miss out - you could win a prize.

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 12:12pm

By Rachel Maynard

Isle of Wight Table Tennis Team finish a brilliant fifth in Island Games team event

Isle of Wight Table Tennis Team after victory against Faroes

The Isle of Wight table tennis team surpassed all expectations, putting in some magnificent performances to finish fifth in the team games - up from ninth at the last Games.

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 8:26am

By Debbie Yates with one comment

Festival of Heroes returns to Brading Roman Villa this month: Book your tickets now

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The two-day family-friendly festival takes place at Brading Roman Villa on 27th and 28th July between 11am and 5pm.

Monday, 8th July, 2019 11:18am

By Sally Perry

Amazing opportunity for 15 to 18-year-olds at Ventnor Fringe Festival

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If you have children or grandchildren aged 15-18 let them know about this amazing three day experience they can be involved with. Oh, and it's completely free thanks to Lift the Lid funding. Details within.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 6:47pm

By Sally Perry

Local councillors respond to Isle of Wight council’s West Wight school places plans

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Councillors from Freshwater and Yarmouth share their views on the Isle of Wight council's recommendations over school places in West Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 6:42pm

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

Council’s recommendations on West Wight school places revealed

Parents protesting at school closure

The Cabinet will be asked to approve the recommendations set out below to tackle primary school places in the West Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019 4:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment