Carisbrooke College is situated in the west of Newport, looking south towards Carisbrooke Castle and west towards Tennyson Down.
In Spring, 2019, Carisbrooke College moved into its new purpose-built building. This specially-designed facility houses 600 students and associated staff as well as the Einstein Centre for 16 young people.
All classrooms have state-of-the-art air management systems, lighting and large format displays to make them the perfect environment for learning, whilst ensuring energy efficiency to assist in the reduction of our carbon footprint. There are interactive TVs in every classroom to assist learning.
Maths, English and science rooms are all well-provided and with music, art, ICT and practical spaces and a dedicated drama studio, as well as a new sports hall, the creative subjects are well catered for. Humanities, the languages and technology all have their own specific areas. There is a new library, a hall with retractable seating, four dedicated ICT suites and, in short, everything needed for an excellent education.
Carisbrooke College has retained all of its large playing fields associated with the previous building and will stay at the heart of the community.
Students come to Carisbrooke from across the Island and we have close links with our feeder schools. We run a number of initiatives throughout the year to directly engage primary school children with subjects such as arts, sciences and technology; in particular we work with Year 5 and 6 children to prepare them for the transition to secondary school. One of our priorities is to strengthen the curricular, pastoral and extra-curricular links with our local primaries.
We encourage parents and carers to be involved in every aspect of their child’s education at Carisbrooke. This partnership helps us achieve the highest all round standards for your children and we will do all we can to enthuse, motivate and support them during their time with us. We have an active Parent Voice group and encourage parents and carers to get involved.