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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pupils and staff at Maryland Primary School have enjoyed a happy start to the new year after Ofsted inspectors judged them as ‘good’.

The new education secretary has visited a Plaistow primary school to award it a share of £45 million.

A group of Newham councillors have penned a letter slamming St Stephen’s Primary School’s policies on the hijab and fasting, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” for a crackdown on religious freedoms in education.

This specially designed ‘beach bin’ could be the future of the seaside after winning a competition to help reduce plastic pollution.

A sponsorship deal for the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has been completed, making it part of the City of London Academies Trust.

A Muslim campaign group has demanded an East Ham primary school’s ban on hijabs “should be withdrawn immedately”.

A petition calling for an end to an East Ham school’s ban on hijabs and fasting has got 8,000 signatures in two days.

A primary school in East Ham has banned pupils under the age of eight from wearing hijabs and encouraged parents not to make their children fast on school days.

East Ham is one of the UK’s top beneficiaries of the international student economy, according to a Higher Education Policy Institute report.

Year 11 pupils at the Royal Docks Academy are set to work to an extended school day, as well as on Saturdays, as part of a bid to boost the school’s GCSE results.

An inspirational headteacher who gave up a six-figure salary as a city lawyer to lead Newham Collegiate Sixth Form to success has been shortlisted for a prestigious teaching award.

More than 100 staff at Cumberland School plan to strike tomorrow in protest against a controversial move to make the school an academy.

Children in Newham are set to benefit from a new Early Years Hub, the mayor of London has announced.

The Royal Docks Community School has officially become an academy.

A former Newham College student will be heading to Buckingham Palace after being recognised for her work in the fashion industry.

A Canning Town primary school yesterday held a special Christmas dinner for the borough’s most needy.

Staff and parents at Hallsville Primary School yesterday staged a protest against plans to turn it into an academy.

The moment eight pupils from Plaistow walked into the school, they faced long days of bargaining, backbiting and betrayals.

Staff and pupils at St Bonaventure’s donned their craziest and most colourful knits in memory of a teenager who was murdered almost a decade ago.

Churches across the borough have opened their doors to give primary school pupils an insight into the nativity story.

Staff at Royal Docks Community School have gone on strike today over plans for it to become an academy.

The number of secondary schools in Newham to be rated good or outstanding by Ofsted has decreased in the past year.

The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

The leader of one of the UK’s largest trade unions praised the work of support staff in a visit to a Newham secondary school.

Teachers and support staff have gone on strike today over proposals to turn their school into an academy.

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you will have seen changes to available support since new government legislation was launched in 2014.

University of East London (UEL) creative writing professor Tessa McWatt has won the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award.

A Newham teenager has become the first state school student to win the individual prize in a prestigious Eton debating competition.

The London Academy of Excellence has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Bright pupils at a East Ham state primary school have scored the highest marks in England for reading, grammar and mathematics.

Potential cycling stars of the future have been spotted on their bikes outside the iconic Olympic venue Lee Valley VeloPark.

A student from a school in Canning Town is set to become the first person in his family to go to university after winning a place on a two year academic scheme.

The University of East London is holding a blood donation event to boost the number of black and minority ethnic donors on the register.

Pupils are being challenged to build their own electric car and burn up the track with an education trust bursary to encourage east London youngsters to take up science and engineering careers.

Newham Council’s chief executive has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to regenerating the borough.

On the face of it, there isn’t much in common between Theatre Royal Stratford East and West Ham United Foundation - bar their Stratford location, of course.

Comedian and actress Sally Phillips has been given an honorary doctorate by the University of East London for her work on behalf of people with Down’s Syndrome.

The Newham Carnival may be a distant memory of warmer weather for most people - but not for pupils at Gainsborough Primary School.

A Plaistow college principal has been recognised for his work with an honorary doctorate in education from the University of East London.

The new-style GCSE exams may have proved a challenge to both teachers and pupils alike, but that hasn’t stopped east London’s teenagers from performing well.

As a single mum to five children, studying for a university degree was never going to be easy.

Students at the University of East London have joined the fight against forced marriage.

Popular children’s book The Gruffalo is set to be explored at a new exhibition at Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford.

A teenager who is studying in East Ham has taken his first steps towards winning a place at America’s most prestigious university after winning an international prize.

Two of Newham’s councillors have spoken out after a Manor Park primary school sent out a letter asking parents to dress their children as slaves for a Black History Month event.

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