Monday, April 16, 2018

Newham had the third highest number of pupils in the capital who were offered a place at their first choice primary school, new figures have revealed.

A new survey has revealed the often “extraordinary” lengths parents have gone to get their children into their preferred primary school.

Apprenticeships are being offered on the building sites in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Canning Town for on-the-job training for careers in construction.

A lecturer at the University of East London raised hundreds of pounds for charity in her boxing debut — age 50.

An Islamic school charging £3,000 a year fees has said it was horrified to learn a former teacher tried to recruit children before planning terror attacks across the capital.

For some, sitting through a performance of Shakespeare is hard enough – but students at the Royal Docks Academy were treated to two, back-to-back performances of Macbeth by the BoxClever Theatre company.

A teenager from Canning Town has won a £30, 000-a-year scholarship to a top independent school.

Parents at a Forest Gate private school have taken to occupying the building after they were told it would close for Easter and not re-open.

Pupils from East Ham’s Brampton Academy came top in a debating competition at Benjamin Franklin House.

A schoolboy from Forest Gate has received an award after coming to the aid of his collapsed friend.

Young singers from a Forest Gate primary school are set to be the talk of the playground after lending their voices to one of television’s most popular characters - Peppa Pig.

A school in East Ham has maintained its ‘outstanding’ rating for six years.

A lecturer at the University of East London is stepping into the boxing ring for charity.

Students from the Royal Docks Academy visited Parliament as part of their citizenship lessons.

A nursery which closed down three years ago has finally been reopened, thanks to the help of MP Stephen Timms.

An independent school in Forest Gate has suddenly announced it may be closing its gates – but hasn’t told parents when.

A special school in East Ham is undergoing an £11.7 million regeneration.

Staff at Avenue Primary School in Manor Park are entering into their eighth day of strikes against academisation on Tuesday.

Newham College students have been running hotels for a week as part of InterContinental Hotel Group’s national hotel takeover.

A Forest Gate sixth former has been rewarded for returning a wallet crammed with credit cards after spotting it in snow.

Ofsted’s chief inspector reiterated her defence of the headteacher of East Ham’s Stephen’s Primary School this morning.

Pupils from a Beckton school have grabbed a gong at a Mandarin Chinese language contest.

Children from St Mary’s pre-school in East Ham were going on a bear hunt on Thursday for World Book Day.

Students at NewVIc, Newham’s Sixth Form College, have just finished a month of Pride celebrations.

Canning Town Explore Learning Centre is hosting a marvellous writing workshop on Tuesday in conjunction with the National Young Writers’ Awards.

Almost 70 per cent of Newham’s Year Six pupils have landed their first choice of secondary school.

Students and parents across the borough will find out if they’ve gotten into their first choice of secondary school today.

The following schools are closed in Newham today due to adverse weather conditions:

Schools across Newham are shutting their doors this morning due to the wintry weather.

A motion to prevent further academisation of Newham schools was passed at a full council meeting last night.

Business management students impressed The Apprentice winner, Mark Wright, during a guest lecture at the University of East London.

Bridget Jones star Sally Phillips was stunned during a visit to the University of East London when she heard how a woman was given 15 minutes to decide whether to abort one of her unborn twins at risk of Down’s syndrome.

Protesters gathered at a rally against the planned academisation of three Newham schools this morning.

Actor Lennie James has met with pupils from a Beckton school to discuss the importance reading had in his journey from a children’s home to Hollywood.

While most pupils put their feet up over February half term, ten students took a trip to Parliament.

A talented teenage musician will be following in the footsteps of Elton John, Annie Lennox and Katherine Jenkins after winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

Staff at three Newham schools are set to take part in a simultaneous strike against academisation plans.

The National Youth Theatre has teamed up with housing association L&Q to present a play about homelessness to pupils at three of the borough’s schools.

The story of the US civil rights movement and Newham’s human rights history is being told in an exhibition at the Beckton Globe Library.

A children’s reading charity has helped young patients at Newham Hospital to take their mind off treatment by giving Newham Hospital a supply of books to mark International Book Giving Day.

A Romanian teenager from Plaistow who barely spoke English when she arrived in the UK just four years ago has won a place at Cambridge University.

Stephen Timms MP visited a Beckton technical training charity last week for a crash course in mechanics.

A group of Stratford schoolgirls have spoken to the Recorder about what feminism means to them and outlined why they think it is still a cause worth fighting for.

Parents of Avenue Primary School pupils are planning to launch a legal challenge against the school’s proposed conversion to an academy.

The head of science at a Plaistow school has received an award after being recognised for his leadership skills.

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