The Family Directory

Category: School Life

November 18, 2020
Cowes Primary School

'Cowes Primary School is the only one form entry school in Cowes and we pride ourselves on being a small, local school, situated in the heart of the Cowes community. We may be a small school but we have big ideas and our children are at the heart of everything we do! If you have […]

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October 25, 2020

If you are struggling over half term next week, YMCA Isle of Wight in partnership with the amazing Free Food in Sandown are providing free packed lunches Monday to Friday next week from YMCA Winchester House in Shanklin. Just pop in anytime from 11am to 2.30pm to collect from the dining room (entrance will be […]

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October 24, 2020
Consultation opens on special educational needs funding.

The Isle of Wight Council is seeking feedback on a proposal for changing the way that top-up funding — which provides support for children with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) — is paid to mainstream schools. Today (19 October), an eight-week consultation has opened on the council's proposed Special Educational Needs (SEN) banding framework […]

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October 20, 2020
Cowes Primary Pumpkin Carving

The children of Cowes Primary have settled back in so quickly since September and have been excited to carry on their learning journey. Despite social distancing restrictions, they have been doing an array of projects  in their class bubbles, including the very popular Quest where they undertake a variety of activities which include gardening, sports, […]

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September 9, 2020
Early Years Sector face big financial problems due to lack of funding

The Early Years sector faced big financial problems before the pandemic, now funding needs a complete re-think to ensure vital nursery staff can continue to teach the nation’s youngest citizens. Stop children being left behind before they even start at school. Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director and CEO of Tops Day Nurseries has raised concerns over […]

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August 24, 2020
Well done to GCSE students in face of coronavirus

The Isle of Wight Council is congratulating young people who have worked hard to achieve their GCSE results, overcoming the difficulties posed in completing their courses as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. The council has also welcomed the announcement that this year's results will be largely based on teacher assessment and that plans […]

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August 4, 2020
Applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses for 2020/21

A two-week window for applications for ‘privilege seats’ on school buses for the 2020/21 academic year has today (Monday 3 August) been opened by the Isle of Wight Council.  Parents and guardians of children not eligible for free school transport can apply for a privilege seat from 9am today and through to 12 noon on […]

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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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July 13, 2018
Explore, Discover & Learn at Ryde School

Beach and Forest School sessions have long been a part of the Junior School with Fiveways at Ryde School. Alongside the vibrant academic curriculum, children spend time immersed in nature, learning skills invaluable to their wider development, broadening their learning through discovery; building confidence and fostering their natural desire to learn and explore. Inter-schools maths […]

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