|Motto||Aspire and Achieve|
|Established||2011 (as Media College), 1976 (as Medina High School)|
|Head Teacher||Mr Nathan Thomas|
|Chair of Governors||Mr Terence Hart|
Isle of Wight
|Local authority||Isle of Wight|
|DfE URN||118217 Tables|
|Students||985 (school) 245 (sixth form)|
|Gender||Male / Female|
Medina High School was founded in 1976 on the current site. By the 1990s, the school suffered from a falling roll and finances, with Richard Williams brought in as head in 2002, the fifth head in 2 years. In 2004, blazers were reintroduced to replace polo and sweatshirts, with procedures from a number of schools include troubled school in Birmingham introduces to help discipline. In 2008, the school was deemed "Outstanding" in an Ofsted inspection. The longest serving teacher is Crispin Keith.
In September 2008, the school decided to pursue trust status, becoming a foundation school on 3 February 2009 and also a trust school, with partners University of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care Trust, the Quarr Group, Solo Agency and Quay Arts. The school also introduced International Baccalaureate courses.
As part of the reorganisation of the education system on the Isle of Wight, Island Innovation Trust (formerly Medina Innovation Trust), formed by the school's trust, was successful in their bid against Academies Enterprise Trust and again Island Innovation Trust without a hard federation to take over the school. In 2011, the school opened with the age range extended to Year 7 to Year 13. It is now one of 5 secondary providers on the Isle of Wight, with the school in a hard federation with Carisbrooke College.
In January 2010, the current head Richard Williams announced he would be stepping down no later than Easter and moving on to become principle of an academy school in Kent, partly influenced by the school's re-organisation.
As Medina High School, the school was made a specialist Arts College and received the Artsmark gold award in 2007. The school has won medals in local and national trampolining competitions including the British Schools Trampolining Competition in March 2009. Also, Medina took part in the White Air extreme sports festival held at Yaverland.
The school shares a 6th Form Campus with Carisbrooke College on the former Nodehill Middle School site, known as Island Innovation VI, utilising some of the Downside Middle School site in the interim.
The 2012 pass rates for the school were 32.5% 5+ A*-C including English and Maths for GCSE and 97.8% pass rate with 67% A* to C for A Level at Island Innovation VI, run by the college with Carisbrooke. 
The school's facilities include Medina Leisure Centre, with a gym, climbing wall, swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and sports hall, the Medina Theatre, which has 425 seats, and an arboretum.
Fusion is a quarterly magazine produced by students at the school, targeting young people across the island and distributed islandwide. It was first published in summer 2007 as part of the school's 'Arts Blast' week and contained a documentary of the Isle of Wight Festival. 5 issues have been published, with the first two issues supported by Creative Partnerships. The magazine is free and relies on advertising revenue from Island businesses.
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