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Barking and Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a national award for the training it provides.

Sixth form students from across the borough were given a glimpse of working life as part of International Women’s Day.

Hoardings adorned with the designs of Barking and Dagenham’s youngsters have gone up around the site of the new multi-million pound Parloes Park youth centre development.

A bright spark from Dagenham wants to shine through the glass ceiling.

A Barking film school has been nominated for Club of the Year in the Into Film Awards.

71.6 per cent of Barking and Dagenham’s Year Six pupils have landed their first choice of secondary school.

A number of schools are closed in Barking and Dagenham today due to the weather conditions.

Students and parents across the borough will find out if they’ve gotten into their first choice of secondary school today.

Barking and Dagenham College has been recognised for its teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Schools across Barking and Dagenham are shutting their doors this morning due to the wintry weather.

Snowball fights threaten children’s safety at school, a Dagenham headteacher has claimed.

A Dagenham primary school was forced to cancel plans to distribute 630 potatoes for students to take home and decorate for World Book Day after parents complained that it was a terrible waste of food.

The principal of Barking and Dagenham College has called on work experience to be reintroduced as a compulsory part of the school curriculum.

Pupils at Riverside School are set to benefit from additional buses with an extension of the EL3.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has awarded a slice of a £25 million funding pot to Barking and Dagenham College’s new tech centre.

Green-fingered pupils at a Barking primary school are enjoying mucking about in their new garden.

Pupils are getting first hand experience of the creative arts world, thanks to a partnership between Barking and Dagenham Council and educational charity Bow Arts.

Pupils and staff have celebrated the official launch of their new school building.

Run, jump and have fun this February half term with a range of free sports sessions for kids.

The Excel Women’s Centre in Barking saw their first cohort of Creative English students graduate today.

Dagenham schoolchildren were given the stage at the British Library today to celebrate their reading achievements.

‘Barking’ rap star Ramz received a special prize whilst visiting pupils at Eastbury Community School.

The first cohort of GCSE pupils at Riverside School performed well above average, new figures have revealed.

Barking and Dagenham College students visited web giant Amazon’s UK headquarters to help a nationwide charity project.

More students from Barking and Dagenham are gaining places at university, latest council figures have revealed.

Elutec students are hoping to be crowned champion gunrunners.

Work began today on a £6million project to provide the borough’s young people with new facilities for sports, arts and activities.

Barking and Dagenham College students have designed postcards for charity in the second of their annual charity Post-Picasso: Art Benefit events.

Barking Abbey School received a visit today from deputy mayor of London, Matthew Ryder, to find out about the success of a mentoring scheme.

Students from Barking and Dagenham College put their design skills into action by creating a stunning float for London’s New Year’s Day Parade.

Children were able to enjoy all the fun of the farm without leaving their nursery.

Generous pupils have visited the Salvation Army to hand over presents they have collected for them.

Barking and Dagenham College will compete in a high tech challenge for next year’s Sports Relief.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge held her 17th annual Christmas card competition, choosing winners from 4,103 entries from Barking and Dagenham’s schools.

Pupils at a new school on the Gascoigne estate wowed parents and teachers on Thursday at a cracker of a Christmas show.

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.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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