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Failing schools on Isle of Wight

Oftsed Inspectors arrive on the Isle of Wight today to find out why the authority has such a disproportionate number of under-performing schools.

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Two thirds of secondary schools 'inadequate' on IOW

Two thirds of all secondary schools on the Isle of Wight are now judged inadequate according to Ofsted research.

Teams of Ofsted inspectors are to visit schools on the Isle of Wight today for the first of five days of intense inspection to work out why the area has a disproportionate amount of failing schools.

The only other region of the UK subject to this new level of scrutiny is Norfolk. Earlier inspections on the island revealed that nearly 4,000 children attend a school 'that is not yet good'.

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