• DfE rubber-stamps closure of troubled studio school

    The troubled Isle of Wight Studio School will close next summer, the Department for Education has confirmed. Closure was proposed in April, when Inspire Academy Trust, which runs the school, announced that ministers had approved the plans to wind it up in 2019 “in principle”. This was followed by a four-week consultation. The school will shut

    9.00 Jun. 26th, 2018 | News

  • Parental backlash forces academy trust to abandon school closure

    England’s largest academy chain has abandoned plans to close a town’s only secondary school after a backlash from parents. Sandown Bay Academy, one of just eight secondary schools on the Isle of Wight, will now either be taken on by a new sponsor or merge with the local Bay Church of England Primary School to become an

    16.10 Sep. 5th, 2017 | News