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Two Fully Funded Courses available

posted 12 Feb 2018, 02:15 by N Nelson

We have been sent some information about two fully funded courses for anyone aged 19+, unemployed and claiming benefits (JSA/ESA/UC/IS). The first is for Hospitality training and the second for Retail training. More information can be found in the documents below.

Citizenship trip to Parliament and the Supreme Court

posted 2 Feb 2018, 02:19 by N Nelson   [ updated 2 Feb 2018, 02:24 ]

On Monday 29th January a group of GCSE and A Level Citizenship students travelled to London and got a chance to see how democracy in the UK works.


Students started the day at the Supreme Court and were given the opportunity to listen to and take part in debates on issues like religious rights violations and assisted dying, topics they have studied in the classroom. 

Following a tour of the courts students headed to Parliament via Whitehall and Downing Street. On arrival they had a guided tour of the House of Commons and the Lords before taking part in an interactive campaigning session inspired by the women's suffrage movement.


Island MP Bob Seely came down to surprise students and opened the floor for a question and debate session. He took a grilling on issues such as Brexit and the NHS on the Isle of Wight. Year 11 student Owen Cotton said ‘it was an exciting experience to see democracy in action and nice to meet our own MP’.

Ned Elliott, also in Year 11 felt the trip was a successful combination of a fun and an educational experience.

IW Pride - Get involved

posted 1 Feb 2018, 03:34 by N Nelson

Half Term Events

posted 31 Jan 2018, 03:57 by Nat Admin

History Trip Film

posted 28 Jan 2018, 03:50 by N Nelson   [ updated 28 Jan 2018, 03:50 ]

Our tour company, Halsbury, sent a film crew to the last trip we took to Berlin and Krakow. You can see a copy of the video they produced on our YouTube page. 

Free Online Safety Webinar

posted 26 Jan 2018, 03:10 by N Nelson

We have been sent some information about a free webinar for schools and parents on Wednesday 31 January, 7pm-8pm. Ofsted have said:

Despite schools’ strong awareness of risk within the region, we have identified an increase in cases where on-line access has placed children in danger. Grooming, radicalisation and child sexual exploitation are often perpetrated via the internet and pose a real threat to children of all ages. Given this rise in incidents, Ofsted have worked with the Breck Foundation to offer schools and parents a webinar to identify and consider dangers presented by the internet You can find out more and register for free by visiting:

They have sent us additional information which you can find at the bottom of this page.

Message from School Transport

posted 15 Dec 2017, 02:14 by Nat Admin

We have received the following message from School Transport:

"We are currently unable to produce permanent bus passes.

The main issue will be that no new Privilege Seat Bus Passes will be issued for the Spring Term until at least mid-January 2018. It has been agreed with Southern Vectis that those who currently have a Privilege Seat Pass can use these until they receive their new one (even though the end date will be December 2017.) Please can you ensure that these students do not dispose of these bus passes until their new one arrives."

If you have any queries regarding this please contact School Transport on 01983 821000.

Isle of Wight Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools Academic Year 2019/20 Admissions Consultation

posted 12 Dec 2017, 06:34 by Nat Admin

The Isle of Wight Council is consulting on its proposed admission arrangements for its Community & Voluntary Controlled Schools for the 2019/20 academic year.


The consultation will run for six weeks commencing Monday 11 December 2017 until Monday 22 January 2018.

The consultation documents can be accessed by:

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