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April 9, 2020
Fewer 'privilege seats' available on school buses from September

Fewer 'privilege seats' will be available on school buses from this September, the Isle of Wight Council has warned. Parents and guardians of children affected by changes to the council's home to school travel contract will be written to this week.  The council said the majority of the 900 pupils eligible for home to school […]

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September 25, 2019
Major maths improvement for Island primary schools

Island primary schoolchildren taking part in a special targeted initiative have achieved a massive 15 per cent improvement in their Key Stage Two maths performance, provisional figures show. About half of the Island’s primary schools were involved in the project over a four-term period – and now it is planned the scheme will be rolled […]

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March 23, 2019
Cowes Primary School

Cowes Primary School were delighted to welcome Mark Russell and Ray Harrington-Vail from the Footprint Trust, to clear their pond ready for spring. They were joined by parents and children who all did a fantastic job! Mark and Ray will be returning to the school in the next few months to do pond dipping with children […]

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March 23, 2019
Dover Park Primary School

Dover Park Primary took part in Isle dance in February with a theme of 'There is a commotion in the Ocean'. The dance was all about keeping the oceans free from litter. It was an amazing experience for them and they gave an absolutely stunning performance winning certificates for Best Performance Skills and Best Costume, Hair […]

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January 26, 2019
Little People, Big Adventures YMCA

Every day is an adventure at the YMCA. From action packed days at our Nurseries in Shanklin and Newport to beach adventures and community groups, there is fun and learning at every turn. We’ll even set them off on their Daycamps journey as they progress through to school. We offer fantastic childcare options during the […]

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November 16, 2018
Lanesend Primary School Cowes - Armistice Day

Armistice Day in school last Friday, the children made poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One. Each poppy has the name of a soldier from the Cowes area who tragically lost their life in the war and they are displayed at the entrance to our school. Lanesend Primary School is […]

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November 8, 2018
Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham

OUTSTANDING is the word OFSTED used about Early Years provision at Priory School of Our Lady of Walsingham – or what we call our “Cabin School”. Housed in a purpose built block, with a fenced off and secure outside play area based on the “Forest School” model, pupils enjoy a tremendously rich programme of specialist […]

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November 7, 2018
Learn more about why students thrive at St John’s College

St John’s College is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2 – 18, located in the heart of Southsea. We believe in every child which is why we seek to provide a quality education to students of all ages and abilities. Our quest for academic excellence is paramount, but our […]

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July 13, 2018
Outstanding! Tops Day Nursery on the Isle of Wight celebrates highest rating from Ofsted

An ‘Outstanding’ result for Tops Newport on the Isle of Wight has been awarded by Ofsted after a recent inspection. The report marked all 4 areas of the inspection as Outstanding, including leadership and management, teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children. The report noted that “Children truly take […]

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