New head for new school

By a County Press reporter

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


New head for new school

Richard White, who has been appointed head teacher of the Isle of Wight Studio School.

THE Isle of Wight Studio School has appointed a head teacher.

Richard White, currently deputy principal at a successful academy in Northampton, has been chosen to run the school, which is due to open in September, for students aged 14 to 19, specialising in marine manufacturing and offshore energy.

He will work alongside executive principal, Christian Down.

Mr White will take up the post from April, working behind the scenes to mould the curriculum in association with local businesses and ensure everything is ready for September.

He said: "Having come from an academy school, I have first hand-experience in the kind of academically rigorous education that will make Isle of Wight Studio School a success and first choice for 14-19 learning in years to come."

Earlier this month the school, via its sponsor The Inspire Academy Trust, sealed the deal on its funding agreement with the Department for Education.

The Trust has also signed a lease with Isle of Wight Council for the building in Grange Road, East Cowes, and work on the transformation of the school is due to start imminently.

Places are still available for young people currently in year 9 to start at the Studio School this September. More information about how to apply can be found at


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