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A school is taking on a charity challenge to raise £5,000 in honour of a pupil who died unexpectedly of cancer.

Parents at a Dagenham primary trialling the council’s schools streets scheme say it’s started well.

A Dagenham charity has tackled lockdown isolation by providing IT training to more than 100 elderly people in the borough.

Two competition-winning pupils have seen flags they designed planted at the South Pole.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

A new course helping healthcare workers to improve their skills is to be taught in Dagenham.

Pupils at a Barking special school have been getting into the Halloween spirit thanks to a donation from a supermarket.

Students used their art skills to share the love during a national colleges week.

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

Parents struggling to put food on the table this half term may be entitled to free school meals – here is where to find help.

Barking and Dagenham and Tower Hamlets councils today said they would step up to feed hungry children over half term after the government rejected plans to fund free school meals during the holidays.

A man who arrived in the UK with little English and no qualifications has praised the part colleges play in transforming lives.

Plans to restrict vehicles around five schools in a bid to improve safety have been announced.

A school in Dagenham has built an outdoor “reading garden” for pupils in memory of a long-serving English teacher.

A Dagenham primary school has been recognised for the work it does to support the emotional and social development of pupils.

New pupils at a Dagenham secondary school have been presented with their own musical instrument.

Dagenham pupils showcased their love of words in an inter-school “virtual poetry slam”.

Bob the Builder may have topped the charts once, but now it’s time for Ella the architect to inspire a generation to get into the trade.

Thousands of pupils and staff are now absent from London’s schools because of Covid-19, an investigation reveals today.

Teachers need to be tested for the coronavirus every week to keep schools open.

A student has won a scholarship from The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

A school in Dagenham is going for the double after being shortlisted for two national awards.

More than 300 pupils will be learning how to cycle as the delayed 2020 Bike to School week gets under way.

A group of youngsters have shared their experiences of life in lockdown and being back at school with their MP.

Tributes have been paid after the death of a well-loved education chief, who was also the borough’s first director of children’s services.

Historic England has chosen a Dagenham school to help pilot a scheme championing the value of local heritage and its role in the national curriculum.

Parents are being urged to set an example by social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or picking up children at school.

A maths teacher has won an award for her outstanding work improving youngsters’ numeracy.

A further education college is offering free one-year courses for 18 and 19-year-olds too help young people during a challenging time.

A woman’s dream of studying at Cambridge University has come true after she raised more than £23,000.

A university which has an outpost in the borough has been ranked joint top for career prospects.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Barking and Dagenham as they return to school for the new term.

A Barking man overcame a language barrier to secure a full-time role with the help of an employment and wellbeing programme.

Timetable adjustments and a reduced room capacity are among the measures being introduced at CU London ahead of the new term.

London’s Transport Commissioner explains why it is safe to go back on buses, Tubes and trains, whether you are returning to work, school or just out and about

Train operator c2c is urging parents to make sure their children follow an on-board “code of conduct” when schools and colleges re-open.

The man behind the borough’s response to coronavirus has sought to reassure parents that everything is being done to make schools safe before pupils’ go back next month.

There was relief and joy in schools across the borough as young people received their GCSE results.

Eastbrook School is celebrating “significant improvement” on previous years in all key measures this GCSE results day.

The principal of Elutec Academy says he is “delighted” with the achievements of the year 11 group, whose GCSE results reflect their hard work.

All Saints Catholic School is celebrating its GCSEs examination results after a summer of heightened anticipation and upheaval for Year 11 pupils.

Getting your GCSE results is an exciting time. There are plans to be made about the future and what to do next. This year has been especially challenging for students and we know many are anxious about receiving their results.

The town hall has welcomed a government U-turn on A-level and GCSE grades.

Hollywood actor Idris Elba recorded a special message for youngsters on results day.

A Barking nursery is hosting a free holiday club to help youngsters most in need this summer.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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