List of schools on the Isle of Wight
This is a list of schools on the Isle of Wight, England.
There are currently 41 state-maintained primary schools on the Isle of Wight, after Chale Primary School closed in July 2011 following the schools reorganisation - it had a roll of only 20 pupils. Merges also meant that the number of primary schools on the island decreased: St Wilfrids Catholic Primary, St Boniface C of E Primary and St Margarets C of E Primary (all in Ventnor) all closed and reopened as St Francis Catholic and Church of England Primary School on the site of the old Ventnor Middle School in a purpose built, brand new building; St John's C of E Primary (Sandown) and Sandown C of E Primary School merged to become The Bay C of E Primary School, split across both of the former school sites; and East Cowes Primary School and Whippingham Primary School merged to become Queensgate Foundation Primary School on the old Osborne Middle School site. A number of other primary schools also moved to former middle school sites including Gurnard Primary School to the old Solent Middle School site in Cowes, Hunnyhill Primary School to the old Kitbridge Middle School site in Newport, Greenmount Primary to the old Mayfield Middle School site in Ryde, Oakfield C of E Primary School to the old Bishop Lovett Middle School site in Ryde, Bembridge Primary School to the old Forelands Middle School site in Bembridge and Broadlea Primary School to the old Lake Middle School site in Lake. In addition, Haylands Primary School has had a brand new school built on the playing fields of the former Swanmore Middle School in Ryde.
|All Saints Church of England Primary School||Freshwater||156|
|Arreton St Georges Church of England (controlled) Primary School||Arreton||83|
|Barton Primary School and Early Years Centre||Newport||129|||
|Bembridge Church of England Primary School||Bembridge||148|||
|Binstead Primary School||Binstead||164|||
|Brading Church of England (controlled) Primary School||Brading||76|
|Brighstone Church of England (aided) Primary School||Brighstone||79|
|Broadlea Primary School||Sandown||181|
|Carisbrooke Church of England (controlled) Primary School||Carisbrooke||232|||
|Chillerton and Rookley Primary School||Chillerton||43|||
|Cowes Primary School||Cowes||277|||
|Dover Park Primary School||Ryde||221|
|Queensgate Primary School||East Cowes||183|
|Gatten and Lake Primary School||Shanklin||159|||
|Godshill Primary School||Godshill||159|
|Greenmount Primary School||Ryde||149|
|Gurnard Primary School||Gurnard||166|||
|Haylands Primary School||Haylands, Ryde||183|||
|Holy Cross Catholic Primary School||East Cowes||140|
|Hunnyhill Primary School||Newport||144|||
|Love Lane Primary School||Cowes||129|||
|Nettlestone Primary School||Seaview||130|||
|Newchurch Primary School||Newchurch||144|||
|Newport Church of England (aided) Primary School||Newport||250|||
|Nine Acres Primary School||Newport||359|
|Niton Primary School||Niton||100|
|Northwood Primary School||Northwood||177|||
|Oakfield Church of England (aided) Primary School||Oakfield||172|
|Shalfleet Church of England Primary School||Ningwood||109|||
|Shanklin Church of England Primary School||Shanklin||163|||
|St Francis Catholic & C.E Primary School||Ventnor||69|
|St Helens Primary School||St Helens||61|
|St Mary's Catholic Primary School||Ryde||143|||
|St Saviour's Catholic Primary School||Totland||111|
|St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School||Carisbrooke||76|||
|Summerfields Primary School||Newport||104|||
|The Bay CofE Primary School||Sandown||420|
|Wootton Primary School||Wootton Bridge||134|
|Wroxall Primary School||Wroxall||77|
|Yarmouth Church of England (aided) Primary School||Yarmouth||48|
There are currently seven island secondary schools, all of which also have a sixth form. The sixth forms for Carisbrooke College and Medina College are merged, and are based at the new Island Innovation VI Form Campus, on the site of the former Nodehill Middle School in the centre of Newport.
|Name||Location||Roll||Average GCSE A* - C pass rate||Website|
|Christ the King College||Newport||728||77.1%|||
|Cowes Enterprise College||Cowes||964||58%|||
|Isle of Wight Studio School||East Cowes|||
|The Island Free School||Ventnor, Isle of Wight|||
|Sandown Bay Academy||Sandown||1,527||53%|||
Special and alternative schools
State-maintained special schools on the Isle of Wight include:
- Medina House School,
- St George's School
Independent schools on the island include:
There is also St Catherines School, which is a non-maintained special school.
Previous middle schools below have now been phased out during the transition to a two-tier education system. Education on the Island has really suffered since this happened and most of the secondary schools are now deemed unsatisfactory or have gone into special measures.
There were originally 16 state-maintained middle schools on the Isle of Wight, including two voluntary aided church schools (which were the foundation for the new Christ the King College) and two controlled church schools. In July 2008, the two voluntary aided middle schools (Archbishop King Catholic Middle School and Trinity Church of England Middle School), which are both located on Wellington Road in Carisbrooke, closed and reopened in September of the same year as Christ the King College, and from September 2009, kept on its Year 8 pupils of the previous academic year as Year 9 pupils and started the transition from middle school to secondary school age range. In line with the rest of the Island, September 2009 was the last year in which a Year 5 was admitted to the Christ the King College. Instead, all Year 5 pupils, and then consequently Year 6 pupils, on the island remained in primary schools from September 2010 onwards. Additionally, Kitbridge Middle School became federated with Downside Middle School, and the two schools both became Downside Middle School, but were split across the two separate campuses in Newport; Furrlongs Campus and Kitbridge Campus.
|Archbishop King Roman Catholic (voluntary aided) Middle School||Carisbrooke||360|
|Bishop Lovett Church of England (controlled) Middle School||Ryde||394|||
|Downside Middle School||Newport||202|||
|Forelands Middle School||Bembridge||214|||
|Lake Middle School||Shanklin||578|||
|Mayfield Church of England (voluntary controlled) Middle School||Ryde||428|||
|Nodehill Middle School||Newport||641|||
|Osborne Middle School||East Cowes||373|||
|Sandham Middle School||Sandown||550|||
|Solent Middle School||Cowes||383|||
|Somerton Middle School||Cowes||278|||
|Swanmore Middle School||Ryde||268|||
|Trinity Church of England (voluntary aided) Middle School||Carisbrooke||368|
|Ventnor Middle School||Ventnor||436|||
|West Wight Middle School||Freshwater||282|||
All middle schools on the island, other than Christ The King College, closed for pupils as of July 21, 2011. Instead of the four years at middle school, children have been given 2 extra years in primary school and then move straight onto secondary school. Children already in middle school transferred straight to the new secondary schools at the start of the next academic year, whether they are in year 6, 7 or 8.
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- "EduWight - Isle of Wight Middle Schools". www.eduwight.gov.uk. Retrieved 2008-09-15.
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