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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Barking and Dagenham College are gearing up to represent the borough in a televised London-wide float parade on New Year’s Day.

A new not-for-profit company jointly owned by local schools and the council has appointed a chief executive.

Hundreds of teenagers heard tales from the working world at a special careers fair.

A group of aspiring lawyers from Barking and Dagenham College took part in a mock murder case to develop their arguing skills.

The number of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted has decreased in the past year.

Barking and Dagenham College students celebrated a successful festive fair with reindeer, wreaths and pastries.

Shoppers witnessed a topsy-turvy supermarket sweep when school pupils walked in with bulging trolleys and left empty-handed.

Two schools in Barking and Dagenham are closed as wintery weather sweeps across the capital.

Idris Elba has named his former college in Dagenham as the place where he wants to lay his MOBO commemorative paving stone.

Budding brainiacs from east London primary schools headed to Barking for a national maths competition.

Pupils at Sydney Russell School put the pedal to the metal in a race to win their coveted House Cup.

A schoolboy from Dagenham who stepped in when another pupil was being bullied on the bus has been rewarded for his actions.

Children at a Dagenham primary school welcomed Amazon staff to celebrate a new breakfast club partnership.

A Dagenham primary school chef was left with (Michelin) stars in her eyes after being invited to cook at one of the country’s top kitchens.

A former pupil at Robert Clack School has been shortlisted for a major literary award.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

Pupils at a Dagenham school have helped to create more than 100 shoeboxes full of gifts.

England Roses netball team went back to school in Barking ahead of their international series against Malawi.

Too much time spent playing video games may hurt your eyes, but students at Barking and Dagenham College hope it will lead to a lucrative career.

A Barking primary school is trying to raise funds for its green-fingered youngsters to have their own garden.

Former X Factor star Mason Noise paid a visit to Eastbury Community School to raise awareness of depression.

Pupils have returned to Manor Longbridge Primary School today after it was closed due to a water supply problem.

A water supply problem has forced a Dagenham primary school to close for two days.

The new-style GCSE exams may have proved a challenge to both teachers and pupils alike, but that hasn’t stopped east London’s teenagers from performing well.

As a single mum to five children, studying for a university degree was never going to be easy.

The borough’s high-flying students who are remaining in the borough for their sixth form studies were presented with awards and £500 at a ceremony last night.

Pupils at a Barking primary school are hoping handmade posters will prevent fly-tipping near their gates.

Staff and pupils at a Dagenham school have enjoyed a week of musical performances as part of its first ever Jazz and Blues festival.

A student from Barking has taken his first steps towards winning a place at America’s most prestigious university after winning an international prize.

Parents at a school in Dagenham have spoken of confusion over money owed for lunches after a new till system failed to be installed for the start of the academic year.

A 19-year-old hoping to become the UK’s first black astronaut is crowdfunding her degree after being denied a student loan.

A Dagenham headteacher has won a London-wide award in recognition of his school’s achievements in supporting pupils who start off behind their peers.

A student entrepreneur from Dagenham has won £5,000 in funding for her online clothing business.

Finding the perfect school for your child isn’t easy. When there is a shortfall of places in east London, it’s even harder.

Pupils are celebrating the reopening of their school’s beloved garden five months after it went up in flames.

CU London has opened its doors to its first cohort of students.

Plans to create a £6 million youth centre in Parsloes Park have been given the green light.

A free community library encouraging people to recycle their unwanted books has opened at Barking Riverside.

Pupils at a Dagenham primary school could be better protected from toxic fumes after the mayor of London announced it would be subject to an air quality audit.

The UK’s largest free school campus opened today in Barking Riverside.

Almost a quarter of all GCSE pupils in Barking and Dagenham have achieved the top grades of 7 to 9 in English - equivalent to an A or A*

Elutec pupils showed they were not fazed by the new-style GCSEs after recording an improvement on last year’s results.

Students at the Warren School are celebrating their success in the new maths and English GCSEs.

The deputy headteacher of Dagenham Park school said he was “delighted” with his pupils’ exam results.

Pupils at Eastbrook School overcame the new grading system for English and maths GCSEs, achieving top marks in almost a fifth of all exams.

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