Cowes Enterprise College

an Ormiston Academy

An education that prepares young people to grasp the opportunities and face the challenges of the 21st Century




Message from Rachel Kitley, Principal 

I am delighted to announce the publication of our recent Ofsted report, published today. We are very pleased with the confident and positive outcome of the report and the strengths which the team found during their two-day visit with us at the end of last month.

The Academy’s overall effectiveness has now been judged as ‘good’ and across all five key areas inspected by Ofsted, the Academy has also been judged to be ‘good’. The report is being given to students to take home today and we are also emailing it to you and making it available on the CEC website. It is also available from the Ofsted website.

I would like to thank the Ormiston Academy Trust and also our wonderful students and staff for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that the local community of Cowes has a ‘Good’ school for its young people, and you, our parents, for the faith that you have placed in us over the last few years. We are delighted to have now earned this faith in this official judgement.

Rest assured our hard work will not pause because of this successful judgement and we will continue to strengthen the Academy further, ensuring that the community has a truly ‘great’ school in the future.

Rachel Kitley, Principal


About us

We aim to provide an education which genuinely prepares young people to be able to grasp every opportunity and meet the demands of life in the 21st century. Our curriculum will ensure that we blend the acquisition of academic, applied and vocational qualifications with the development of independence, creativity and wider competencies and skills, to prepare our learners for embracing their futures.

Our aspiration expectation is for all to strive for and achieve excellence in everything we do, to ensure that the Cowes community gets the best and we deliver an outstanding education.

If you want any further information or would like to visit our Academy please do get in touch by email:info@cowesec.org or by phone 01983 203103

Come and take a look...

If you are interested in joining our Academy, get in touch and come for an informal tour on a normal school day to see it in action.