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Quick-thinking classmates saved the life of their 12-year-old friend on Wednesday after he began choking on a cough drop.

A violinist hopes to raise £15,000 to transform an old double-decker bus into a mobile music school.

A lecturer from Barking and Dagenham College has been unmasked as an artist in a ‘secret’ Royal College of Art exhibition.

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

Two schools have received funding to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school.

Barking and Dagenham Council has blasted “behind closed doors” plans to academise all Roman Catholic schools in the borough.

Barking & Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award.

Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Pupils from five Barking and Dagenham schools were able to discover more about science and the aviation industry at an event organised by London City Airport.

Ten of the borough’s schools joined together for a stage show and exhibition in Dagenham to mark Remembrance Day and a century since the Armistice.

A school in Dagenham has been named School of the Year by the East London Community Organisation, TELCO.

Think Tank Chatham House recruited pupils from Dagenham for a debate on the #MeToo movement.

A well-known children’s TV presenter visited a school in Dagenham to support an event which is all about celebrating young people’s individuality.

A new teacher training centre has opened in Chadwell Heath.

A computer science teacher staged a flypast to signal the start of a school’s remembrance service.

Children from Barking and Dagenham were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Marks Gate Junior School has continued to be rated good by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

Health bosses have been slammed for refusing to vaccinate every pupil at a primary school after an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

Parents with children aged between three and four years old due to start school next year can apply for primary places from Thursday.

Students from a secondary school in Dagenham met the Pope during a trip to Rome.

Students explored the story of an American civil rights activist and learnt more about equality and diversity as part of a college’s Black History Month activities.

A Dagenham school has been crowned school of the year after being recognised for the opportunities it provides.

Pupils from two Barking schools have been decorating pedestrian crossings in efforts to improve road safety.

Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.

Barking and Dagenham’s best GCSE students were recognised at an awards ceremony.

Children are using lesson time to discuss Brexit and the Windrush generation following the launch of the Votes for Schools project.

Former Barking and Dagenham College (BDC) student and R&B singer Shaun Escoffery is supporting a national campaign urging the government to stop funding cuts to further education.

Pupils from two secondary schools organised their own summit to mark world mental health day.

Building work on a new school in Dagenham has begun.

The chief inspector of schools visited Barking and Dagenham College on Friday to hear about its community engagement work.

A mother whose son was murdered after he was groomed online visited Barking and Dagenham College to discuss the importance of internet safety.

Secondary school pupils say they continue to face bus delays getting home since the start of the new term despite holding a protest against poor services in July.

Move over, Mary Berry! Pupils and staff at Gascoigne Primary School have been getting in the baking spirit, creating their own cakes to raise money for a good cause.

Residents in Barking Riverside will benefit from a new nursery which will cater for 53 children aged from 0 to five years.

For some, working from home means the perfect time to put the kettle on and put your feet up.

Robert Clack School of Science in Dagenham has opened 12 classrooms as part of a £43.75 million investment programme.

Pupils from five Dagenham primary schools have been treated to a special ballet performance - and are set to learn to dance themselves.

Barking and Dagenham’s children were given a taste of life as professional artists when their work was displayed in a public gallery.

New buildings, year groups and switching staff have greeted pupils at a Dagenham school for the new academic year.

Eastbury Community School Sixth Form has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

The artwork of Barking and Dagenham’s students is going on display in a public gallery next week.

Secondary school pupils from east London have met the cast of Dreamgirls stage production in the West End in a move to inspire the next generation of theatre talent.

A mother and daughter from Dagenaham found themselves studying at the same college.

A motivational speaker visited All Saints School in Dagenham to prepare pupils for the new academic year.


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.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

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