Welcome to Carisbrooke College. We are a smaller than average secondary school, fortunate enough to have had the benefit of moving in to a brand new purpose built school on our well established site.

Our ethos is to relentlessly pursue outstanding teaching, learning and pastoral care, whilst maintaining the focus on the needs of the individual student. Our aim and expectation is that every student who is part of our community will achieve their best in all aspects of school life.

Outstanding education is only achieved by working in close partnership with parents and carers. We want you to play a full and active role in school life, supporting your child and working with us to ensure success. We welcome collaboration and feedback about what we do well and where we could improve. Together we can ensure each student leaves us as an educated, articulate, young adult prepared to embrace the world and the challenges ahead.

I have been Head of School at our sister school, Medina College for four years, Executive Deputy Headteacher for two years and a leader within our Federation since it started in 2011. As of 1st June this year, we took the decision to lead a fresh approach to school improvement, build on the foundations that have been laid at both schools and use the personal experiences that we have as leaders to have an impact on those areas that still need improvement. Therefore, I am now Head of School at Carisbrooke College.

I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure the very best for your children.

Karen Begley
Executive Deputy Headteacher and Head of Carisbrooke College