After 12 years, the federation behind two Isle of Wight schools and a sixth form has announced it is disbanding.

The Isle of Wight Education Federation comprises of Carisbrooke College, Medina College and The Island VI Form.

Matthew Parr-Burman, executive headteacher, said the decision has been made for the schools to go their separate ways, as neither Carisbrooke nor Medina have become a Ofsted rated 'good' school.

He said: "If we keep doing the same thing we will get the same result - so we need to change our path.

"We owe it to the hundreds of students who are here to transform the schools."

The federation said the 'more separate approach' should not adversely affect the day to day experience of students and parents.

Both schools will continue to learn from each other and from other schools as much as possible, it said.

Richard Bridgford, chair of governors of the current federation, said: “Our Federation has been together for over 12 years.

"It is now moving to the next phase in its journey and our governors are fully behind this exciting move.

"The students here deserve the best and this change now means we will be in a stronger position to move to the next level for them.”