Cowes Enterprise College
|Motto||A learning campus at the heart of the community|
|Established||2011 (as Cowes Enterprise College)|
|Interim Principal||James Stewart|
|Chair of Governors||Alan Wells|
|Specialism||Business and Enterprise|
Isle of Wight
|Local authority||Isle of Wight|
|DfE URN||136009 Tables|
|Students||1,084 as of January 2012[update]|
|Houses||Britannia, Endeavour, Enterprise, Shamrock|
In September 2012, the college was due to move across into a new £32 million building, however, due to a sustained period of wet weather the opening was delayed until November 2012. At the beginning of December 2012, parents received a letter stating that occupation of the new building now wouldn't take place until September 2013.
Cowes Enterprise College has appointed Rebecca Pearce (current vice principal of The City Academy Bristol) as the new principal for January 2014. The school has now started working with Ormiston Academies Trust, and is consulting on becoming an Ormiston Academy in Spring 2014.
As part of the reorganisation of the education system on the Isle of Wight, Cowes Pathfinder Partnership was successful in their bid against Academies Enterprise Trust take over the school. In 2011, the school opened with the age range extended to Year 7 through Year 13. It is now one of five secondary providers on the Isle of Wight.
As part of the reorganisation, a bid for £30.5 million was won from the Department for Education and Skills to rebuild the school with a carbon neutral building, with an aim of being completed by 2012. In December 2008, it was announced that redevelopment of the school had been delayed, caused by procurement rules following court rulings elsewhere, by up to a year with an opening of Summer 2012 as the latest opening date,.
Prior to the new opening of the school, headteacher David Snashall stated he would be standing down, with Dave Goodhead taking over. Jonathan Russell was appointed principal for the new Cowes Enterprise College.
- Mark King, lead singer and bass player with Level 42, attended Cowes High School.
- Cliff Michelmore, British television presenter and producer.
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