About the College

Carisbrooke College is a large, vibrant 11-19 College, strategically positioned in Newport to allow easy access from all areas of the Isle of Wight. There are approximately 719 students on roll, of which approximately 108 sixth form students are based at the joint Island Innovation VI Form Campus in the centre of Newport. The VI Form is a joint venture with our federated partner, Medina College. The college is fortunate to be based on 24 acres of beautifully Landscaped gardens. We have very good sporting facilities which include several rugby and football pitches, a hockey pitch, a basketball court and a floodlit ‘Astroturf’ pitch.

We are also fortunate to have a number of large indoor venues, including a purpose-built squash court, indoor sports halls, gymnasium and a commercial fitness suite. We also have three purpose-built halls for assemblies, music productions and other events. Students come to Carisbrooke from across the whole Island. We foster close links with our feeder primary schools and engage with their students on a number of initiatives, including shared teaching in specialist areas such as science, mathematics, PE and technology. The links we have with primary schools will be fostered to enable a smooth transition for these pupils to Carisbrooke College.

Carisbrooke has been at the heart of education on the Isle of Wight for over 50 years and has a well deserved reputation for high standards. The academic results have continued to improve over the past three years. We have a strong foundation to build upon and at Carisbrooke we are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and the progression of each individual student.

Aims of Carisbrooke College

Our aims are those of the Island Innovation Trust. We are committed to:

  • Ensure all students achieve to their full potential.
  • Encourage all students to have strong aspirations for their future.
  • Promote health, welfare and safety of all students.
  • Develop a learning environment which promotes:
  • Independent learning
  • High expectations
  • Creativity
  • Individuality
  • Enjoyment
  • Practical learning opportunities
  • Enterprise