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A Barking primary school is celebrating a year of unprecedented sporting success after its teams picked up a host of awards and trophies over the school year.

A Dagenham sixth former has won an essay writing competition with her deep dive into sociology.

It’s the time of the year that every teenager - and their parents - dread: GCSE exams.

The Coventry University campus in Dagenham is giving £95,000 in scholarship and bursaries to make higher education more accessible for people in Barking and Dagenham.

Two students at Barking and Dagenham College were named among the best in their borough last night.

The mayor visited Barking and Dagenham College on Wednesday to thank students for their contribution to his New Year’s Day float.

Children from ten schools in Barking and Dagenham are gearing up for a Great Science Share.

Students at Barking and Dagenham College have been given a window into the world of advertising.

A talented student has won the trip of a lifetime to China.

Pupils at a Barking school have been taking part in an initiative to identify exploding stars.

Students at a school in Dagenham are trying to raise £12,000 for a trip to Sierra Leone.

A Barking schoolgirl has made a splash with her friends by winning a swimming lesson with double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Instead of enjoying their day off from school Monday, thirteen Barking and Dagenham College students helped clean up rubbish around the lakes in Mayesbrook Park.

A Barking and Dagenham College student has scooped a national education award in recognition of his diligent approach to his course.

A special roadshow which delivers a workshop to motivate and boost the confidence of deaf children visited a school in Barking.

British Transport Police detectives are appealing for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with sexual assaults on trains between Romford and Liverpool Street.

Parents at Village Infants School in Dagenham were leafletted during Friday’s school run in a bid to raise awareness of school funding cuts.

Construction work on the new youth centre in Dagenham has taken a major stop forward following the completion of the building’s framework this week.

A member of staff at Barking and Dagenham College received a Jack Petchey Award for her work providing extra-curricular activities for students.

Young people studying in from Barking and Dagenham were given Jack Petchey Achievement Awards last night in recognition of their extra-curricular achievements, dedication and acts of bravery or kindness.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas visited pupils at Robert Clack to discuss a scheme preparing children from under-represented backgrounds for top UK universities.

Schools in Barking and Dagenham have been shortlisted for two prestigious academic awards.

A school in Dagenham has been shortlisted for the national Creative School of the Year award.

Barking and Dagenham College was named as a champion of skills and training in the creative industries at an awards ceremony this week.

Fire hazards, a weak roof and potentially faulty foundations led a Barking primary school to move about 200 children off its grounds, files reveal.

More pupils in Barking and Dagenham secured their first choice primary school place than anywhere else in London, new figures reveal.

A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred primary school.

Young artists have taken part in a special workshop at Barking Riverside.

Students from The Sydney Russell School in Dagenham have been in the dock - taking part in two mock trial competitions.

Dagenham’s university campus is set to welcome its first apprentices.

Would you be able to walk from London to Newcastle and back again?

Students from Barking and Dagenham College have graduated from an environmental volunteering programme.

Barking and Dagenham College has won a competition which challenged students to use digital technology to engage more 16 to 24-year-olds with Comic Relief.

Students and staff at a vocational school in Barking raised about £130 at a sponsored walk for Sport Relief.

A Barking primary is renting classrooms at other schools after surveys exposed serious dangers with its building.

A primary school in Barking went orange on Friday to honour a beloved member of staff who died of cancer.

Aerial footage has captured the early stages of demolition of tower block St Mary’s in Barking as the second stage of the construction of Greatfields School gets underway.

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.


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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