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Consultation on Isle of Wight secondary education

Sandown Bay Academy Credit: ITV Meridian

A six week public consultation has begun on the future of secondary education on the Isle of Wight.

It follows a decision to close the Sandown Bay Academy.

People are being asked whether another academy provider should be found or if the Bay primary school should be expanded to include older pupils.

The consultation document is available here.

"The Isle of Wight Council and the Governing Body of The Bay CE Primary School, Sandown, are asking for local views on two clear options: another academy chain or an all-through school, led by outstanding local people who know the Sandown community and its young people."

"We hope hundreds of people, pupils, parents, staff, governors, residents, will get involved and take this opportunity to shape the future for education in Sandown."

– Councillor Chris Whitehouse, Cabinet Member for Children's Services