Primary school praised for improvements

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Selwyn Primary School in Highams Park.

12:26pm Friday 25th July 2014

A larger-than-average primary school previously told it requires improvement has been rated as 'good' following a recent inspection. 

Schoolboy racers claim top prize

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ben Green, Olliver Longshaw and Jaiden Fenton won the British Schools Karting Competition

Pupils go on 'sensory safari'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:47am Thursday 24th July 2014

Students encouraged to use all five senses to explore their surroundings

Pupils create award winning safety posters

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Winners received £100 vouchers and the school was awarded £200 for books

Forest School warden to step down

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:09pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Replacement already announced by independent school.

Nursery sports day on green

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:23pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Treehouse nursery in Wanstead held its sports day today on Christchurch Green.

Graduation ceremony for nursery leavers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Students leaving for primary school from Treehouse nursery in Wanstead had a graduation ceremony.

Music academy offering Skype lessons

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:57pm Friday 18th July 2014

Loughton Music Academy are offering music lessons over Skype.

Catholic school celebrates 80th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:01pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A primary school built by a local parish to serve the growing Catholic community has celebrated its 80th birthday. 

12-year-old 'good Samaritans' would want others to do the same

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:52pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Jack Burrows and Louie Russo-Brownlie helped an 81-year-old who had fallen in the street

Young karters aiming for national glory

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THe national final will be held near Northampton on Saturday

Schoolboys help pensioner after fall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:33am Tuesday 15th July 2014

81-year-old hospitalised after fall

Students help charity with fundraising

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:41pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Pupils created the carrot-shaped 'thermometer' in their lunchtimes

Summer fete raises over £11k

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:20pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Monies raised will fund educational trips

Primary pupils show there's no place like home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:22pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Pupils spent three days a week rehearsing after school

Synchronised school dance raises £600 for cancer charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:26am Monday 7th July 2014

Schools join forces in ultimate dance-off for charity

Primary pupils get creative for Tour de France

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:05pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Several schools have created flags to be displayed at the side of the route on Monday

School to perform modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pupils during today's dress rehearsal

2:50pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Pupils have spent the day rehearsing their lines and practising their vocals ahead of their school's end-of-year production.

School breakdancing group to perform at Sadler's Wells

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kyle Thomas dances in front of his fellow Wanstead High School pupils.

10:29am Tuesday 24th June 2014

The WanSteady Crew will perform alongside around 350 young dancers from across London.

Pupils take on teachers to raise £500 for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The staff team were victorious by four goals to three

8:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Grace Boxall set up the charity shortly before she died aged 15

Students meet Helena Bonham Carter

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Helena Bonham Carter with AS Media Studies students Annie Bozhilova and Poppy Von Loeben.

2:03pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Media students were given a rare insight into the film industry and the life of a Bafta-winning actress at an exclusive film screening.

Pupils design Great War-themed garden

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Teaching staff Kate Hinds and Sarah Schroder with Parkside Primary children

1:00pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Pupils have created a First World War themed garden display using discarded items once used in war.

Pre-school closes after toddler slapping probe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Private pre-school in Station Road closed on May 21 after 21 years

1:20pm Friday 13th June 2014

Police called in after member of staff said to have 'overreacted'.

Free schools not the answer to places shortfall - council leader

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Cllr Chris Robbins and Clare Coghall with children at the launch of the borough's Breakfast Club at Newport Primary School in Leyton

7:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Chris Robbins acknowledged a predicted shortfall in facilities, but expressed concern over government policy.

Staff praised for improving primary school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Headteacher Jane Powell outside Woodford Green Primary School with some happy children

12:44pm Monday 9th June 2014

Inspectors increase rating for Woodford Green Primary School.

Shortlisted authors announced for borough award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne, is among the shortlisted writers for the award.

11:48am Monday 9th June 2014

John Boyne, Kevin Brooks, Sharon Gosling and Ali Sparkes have been shortlisted for the Redbridge Children's Book Award 2014.

Pupils get a taste for gardening

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Headteacher Gill Doyle and Mary Startin, chairman of EFDC, with school councillors, parents and pupils

8:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Primary pupils want to supply their school kitchen with home-grown fruit and veg

Students' artwork displayed in exhibition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Artwork by Emilli Adams

12:11pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

More than 60 students will feature in the exhibition

New £1m wing opened at school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing with headteacher Matt Woolard, chairman of governors Raymond Warner and recently retired headteacher Geraldine Blair

7:38am Wednesday 4th June 2014

School names new building after long serving chairman of governers

Teenage footballers help team to national trophy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Harry Francis and Conor Tyrell with their Essex Schools football caps

4:32pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Conor Tyrell and Harry Francis won their first caps for Essex Schools Under 14s

Pupils intervene in attempt to stop parents parking dangerously

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lola Moriati with her banner outside the Wanstead primary school

3:30pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Pupils have intervened in an attempt to stop parents putting children’s lives at risk by parking dangerously outside a school.

Headteacher to stand down

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Roding Valley headteacher Paul Banks

9:02am Friday 30th May 2014

Paul Banks said it was time for him to "take on a new challenge".

Parents start petition in support of expenses scandal headteacher

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: King Solomon School,headteacher Jo Shuter

3:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Jo Shuter faces losing her job as headteacher of King Solomon High School after admitting misconduct over expenses.

School achieves 'outstanding' rating

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: School council members celebrate the 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

10:11am Thursday 8th May 2014

Ofsted report praises primary school.

Sports college seeks former students to help pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hannah Eseku celebrates her GCSE Results with mum Elizabeth at Lammas School in Leyton

4:13pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Former students asked to mentor school pupils.

Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: James Peterson with his 8ft design at the City Hall awards ceremony

3:36pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

A school pupil's tech-savvy plinth design has beaten off dozens of entries to win a prestigious award. 

Students become anti-bullying mentors

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wanstead High School pupils received their peer mentor certificates for completing the Beat Bullying workshop

3:00pm Wednesday 7th May 2014

Pupils complete two-day course.

Founders 'cyber-bully' app admit teething problems

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The 'virtual bulletin board' app for anonymous users was launched in December

11:00am Wednesday 7th May 2014

Concerns raised after abusive messages sent to pupils at Highams Park School.

Former teacher exhibits forest paintings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Alison Chaplin surrounded by her paintings of natural life

5:30pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A former school teacher has launched an exhibition of paintings based on Epping Forest landmarks.

Primary schools maintain good rating

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

4:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Reports released today.

Headteacher faces ban over expenses abuses

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jo Shuter

9:06am Tuesday 6th May 2014

Jo Shuter, of King Solomon School in Barkingside, facing ban after admitting misconduct.

Britain's Got Talent singer returns to school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Micky Dumoulin with pupils at Chingford C of E primary school

4:51pm Friday 2nd May 2014

An aspiring singer of this year's biggest talent competition has spoken to pupils about his rising claim to fame.

Headteacher warns pupils over use of 'cyberbullying' app

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Principal Steve Riches claims the app is 'widely known' amongst his pupils

2:50pm Friday 2nd May 2014

Concerns after cases emerge of anonymous abuse of pupils.

School wins praise from inspectors

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

5:15pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Pupil behaviour said to be 'outstanding'.

Parents set up rival Facebook pages over school's performance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Downsell Primary School.

4:24pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

Claim and counterclaim over primary deemed to be inadequate by Ofsted last year.

Primary school in UNICEF recognition bid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Children at The Jenny Hammond School in Leytonstone with photographs they've taken as part of a bid for a UNICEF award.

11:36am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A primary school is aiming to be the first in Waltham Forest to achieve a United Nations award for respecting and teaching children’s rights.

Strike action affects two-thirds of borough's pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: NUT members of Rushcroft Foundation School at this morning's rally

12:20pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Majority of schools affected by walk-out over pay and pensions.

Ofsted report to be challenged

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Parents children and staff at Valley Hill Nursery.

5:42pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Criticised nursery defended.

School storm damage yet to be fixed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A temporary fence has been erected after fencing was damaged at Aldersbrook Primary School

3:20pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Initial security fears after fence destroyed by 20ft tree.

School to take part in Royal Albert Hall festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Rewdbridge Schools Choral Festival from a previous year

1:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014

A school will be taking part in a Royal Albert Hall choir festival next month.

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