Riverside School has been recognised as the top performing secondary school for progress in Barking and Dagenham.
Two schools have received funding to help pupils with the transition from primary to secondary school.
Pupils from Eastbury Community School have been spreading the festive spirit by sending presents to children in the Caribbean.
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.
Two out of five 16-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham failed to pass their both English and maths GCSEs this year.
To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.
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
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