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Families have found out whether or not their children got into their first choice primary schools.

A Barking and Dagenham College student’s space-themed cake has been ‘highly commended’ in a major competition.

Some of the government’s £170 million for new technical schools is coming to Barking and Dagenham.

A technical college sponsored by Ford is on the look out for new students.

This is the new youth centre set to welcome Prince Harry tomorrow.

Barking MP Dame Margaret Hodge has visited a school to discuss knife crime with pupils.

A top primary has been accused of scapegoating autistic children after it warned parents its results would dip because there were so many in the school.

A car made out of textiles took centre stage at the opening of a school exhibition inspired by the women of the borough.

A Barking school damaged during the Second World War held a special breakfast to celebrate 50 years since the site was rebuilt.

A Barking school has been recognised by the Houses of Parliament for a week of activities it ran to get students more engaged with the politics.

A primary school’s pupils have taken their first steps along a new zebra crossing built thanks to people power.

Barking and Dagenham College has won an award for investing in their people.

A schoolgirl’s prize-winning anti-racism artwork is being entered in a national competition.

A councillor has met with aspiring engineers at a Dagenham college.

A team of students has scooped top awards at an industry-led project judged at Amazon’s head office.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

A photography exhibition inspired by what was one of the world’s largest housing estates is due to open.

The chief exec of Tesco has proved that every little helps on a school visit.

The arts are now firmly at the heart of a school thanks to its multi-million-pound expansion.

A book to get children more interested in the natural world has been launched at a school in Dagenham.

Here is a selection of the World Book Day photos sent in by our readers.

Many people think of a young school leaver when they think of an apprentice - but Peter Beardall doesn’t fall into that stereotype.

A majority of young people have been offered their first choice secondary school.

Rapper Ramz visited a Dagenham school as part of an anti-racism campaign.

Motorists are calling for the Highway Code to be added to school sixth form lessons.

Eight MPs have called on a church leader to axe plans to turn Catholic schools into academies.

An engineering student has had a close shave for charity.

There’s nobody better qualified to teach the law enforcers of the future than a former police chief - and that’s exactly what an ex-borough commander is doing.

What’s the most exciting school assembly you’ve had?

A food studies student has been awarded two bronze medals for putting plus-sized women on top of cupcakes.

Barking and Dagenham College has played host to VIP guests from the other side of the world.

Pupils at a Dagenham school have spent a week celebrating everything they love about the country.

Pupils at a Barking school are set to have classes in mindfulness as part of a national research project into the emotional health of young people.

Pupils at a Dagenham primary school were given the chance to find out about six religions with a special question and answer session.

A Dagenham university is believed to be the first in the country to stop using single use plastics on its campus.

Riverside School has been recognised as the top performing secondary school for progress in Barking and Dagenham.

One yard of tape, one yard of string, 20 sticks of spaghetti and one marshmallow.

Year Three pupils have shared their ideas to make the borough the ‘green capital of London’.

Pupils at a Dagenham secondary school are potential lifesavers after raising money for a defibrillator.

MPs grappling with Brexit weren’t the only ones with an important vote to cast this week.

The father of a man stabbed to death in Barking has spoken of his pride after opening a school in his son’s name.

Pupils in Dagenham are having a think about what jobs they’d like to do in the future.

A bright schoolboy will be swapping Dagenham for Eton after winning a £72,000 scholarship to study at the prestigious public school.

The grieving parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death last year have helped set up a school in his honour.

The deadline to apply for a primary school place for your child is next Tuesday.


It’s the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald’s restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.



Nana Boakye-Yiadom’s late goal saw Barking end a four-match winless run and take all three Bostik North points on Saturday.

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