Recruitment Information

About the Academy

by Rachel Kitley, Principal

I am delighted to introduce you to Cowes Enterprise College. I would also encourage you to browse our website and/or to visit us to see our state-of-the-art facilities and find out more about us. Cowes Enterprise College is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming girls and boys from all backgrounds from the lsle of Wight community.

Our Academy currently has over 1000 students on roll. In October 2017 we received a Good Ofsted rating across all categories and with a plan to become a Teaching School in place, we are now set to go from strength to strength. Our outcomes are fast improving and are now at national average; we are ambitious for our students and expect our results to continue to rise year on year. Cowes Enterprise College is located just a few minutes walk from the red jet fast service passenger ferry terminal, meaning that we are located within easy commuting distance of the mainland.

We are fortunate to have cutting edge facilities here. Our building itself is only 3 Years old and is purpose built and highly inspirational. Subject areas have suites of rooms each based around a large ‘inspiration space’ for break out work. The building has been designed to enable some flexibility in the arrangement of rooms and many can be joined together to create larger teaching spaces. There is generous provision of specialist spaces, with workshops, art rooms, computer suites, music and media rooms (including three fully fitted Apple Mac rooms), a dance/fitness studio and science laboratories. There is also a catering kitchen classroom and two full-sized sports halls.

The academy sits in spacious grounds with a mixture of grass sports pitches, surfaced sports areas and landscaped grounds. The upper floors of the academy have unrivalled views across the Solent from Portsmouth to Beaulieu.  At the heart of the community sits our atrium, a very large main inspiration space.

The safety and wellbeing of students are of paramount importance for us at the Academy and our pastoral system is designed to ensure each individual child has both the support and guidance that they need throughout their learning time with us.  We actively encourage students to develop the key skills of teamwork, communication and respect in all that they do.  We strive every day to create an education that sees the young people of Cowes and the community beyond get the very best, not just in an academic sense but also in developing the skill set, confidence, attitudes and aspirations that will provide the catalyst for sustained success throughout their lives.

If you are interested in joining us but cannot see a suitable position, please email Donna Harrison HR Officer dharrison@cowesec.org

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A full enhanced DBS Clearance Certificate will be required. Prohibition checks and Section 128 checks will be made as applicable, for all new staff.